Deputy John W. Greeney, III

Deputy John W. Greeney, III

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 1990

John W. Greeney, III

Deputy John Greeney was shot and killed after he and his partner, Deputy Robert Sallustio, surprised two robbery suspects in response to a silent alarm at Church's Fried Chicken on West Broward Blvd. in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

Both officers were struck by the gunfire. Deputy Greeney suffered four wounds to the chest. Deputy Sallustio suffered less serious injuries and recovered.

The suspects were apprehended. One was sentenced to life in prison and the other sentenced to death.

Deputy Greeney was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had been employed with the Broward County Sheriff's Office for five years. He was survived by his parents, sister, grandmother, and three sons.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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As a young airman, I served with CMSgt Jack Greeney for the better part of two years during my time at San Vito Air Station Italy I knew no matter what the problem, I could trust that the Chief would talk me through it and provide. Lesson or two about life. I am truly honored to have worked under his direction and deeply saddened at the loss of such a good man. God bless you Chief

A1C Steven M Belli
7275th SPS SVAS ItAly

May 27, 2017

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