Deputy John W. Greeney, III

Deputy John W. Greeney, III

Broward County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, February 17, 1990

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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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Rest in peace Deputy Greeney. A Broward County hero of honor!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 18, 2018

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