City Marshal George Greer

City Marshal George Greer

Bloomfield Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, March 27, 1904

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George Greer

Marshal George Greer was shot and killed by a man who had been drunk and ordered to go home by the marshal earlier in the evening. The man instead went to a friend's home and got his shotgun, then went to a set of stables at the corner of Prairie and Center Streets to setup an ambush.

The suspect's shotgun accidentally discharged in the stable, attracting the attention of Marshal Greer and the city's night watchman. The officers and the suspect then exchanged fire as the man ran home.

When the officers arrived at the home they forced their way in and Marshal Greer was shot once in the chest and killed. The night watchman was then able to take the suspect into custody. The man was subsequently sentenced to 20 years in prison.

The suspect was paroled a few years later. On January 25, 1916, he was shot and killed by the present marshal of Bloomfield when he got intoxicated and tried to shoot him.

Marshal Greer was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 51
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed in 1916

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City Marshal Greer,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bloomfield. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

March 27, 2024

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