Special Officer Travis W. Greer

Special Officer Travis W. Greer

Southern Railway Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Tuesday, January 4, 1921

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Travis W. Greer

Special Officer Travis Greer was shot and killed in the Southern Railroad's New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad Shop in Meridian, Mississippi.

Officer Greer was patrolling the facility when he encountered a man stealing coal from one of the coal chutes. As Officer Greer called out to the man to stop the subject suddenly opened fire without warning, striking him the stomach.

The man was arrested by a city police officer. As he was being taken to jail a mob of citizens forcibly removed him from the patrol wagon and lynched him by shooting him to death.


  • Age 49
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Mississippi
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Lynched

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Officer Greer,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer.


United States Border Patrol

January 4, 2021

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