Agent Thomas Jefferson Greer

Agent Thomas Jefferson Greer

Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, Missouri

End of Watch Thursday, February 11, 1971

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Thomas Jefferson Greer

Agent Thomas Greer suffered a fatal heart attack while assisting a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper respond to a suspicious person call.

He and the trooper had been riding together in the trooper's vehicle while conducting witness interviews as part of an ongoing investigation in Stoddard County. The trooper was dispatched to a farm just south of the U.S. 60 and U.S. 114 junction after a farmer called to report that a drunk man had locked himself inside of a barn.

When Agent Greer and the trooper arrived at the scene they had to walk across an extremely muddy gumbo field in order to reach the barn. As they walked across the field their feet became stuck in the mud, causing great exertion to make it to the barn. Just as they reached the barn Agent Greer collapsed. The trooper began CPR but was unable to revive Agent Greer. The suspected prowler was arrested for being drunk in public.

Agent Greer was survived by his wife and three children.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

DIP, suspicious person

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I have located and made contact with the immediate family of Agent Greer. Thank you so very much to all that provided information. The family was extremely happy to hear the news and will attend the ceremony. Agent Greer’s name will also be added to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington D.C. later this year.

District Supervisor Cody Fulkerson
Missouri Division of Alcohol and Tobacco

March 16, 2019

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