Constable John Landrum Greene

Constable John Landrum Greene

Rutherford County Constable's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, March 13, 1898

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John Landrum Greene

Constable John Greene was shot and mortally wounded by a man he was attempting to arrest near Henrietta.

The suspect was wanted for wife beating in South Carolina. Constable Greene was able to return fire hitting the suspect three times, killing him instantly. Constable Greene died from his wounds an hour later.

Constable Greene was survived by his wife and several children. He was a Civil War Veteran, having served with the North Carolina 28th Infantry Regiment, Company H.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and Killed

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Constable Greene,
On today, the 125th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Rutherford County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 13, 2023

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