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 Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

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

Both 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 served 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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I was stationed with chief Greeney at Fairchild AFB when he transferred from communications to Security Police. All he talked about was that he was finally able to become a cop like his Dad. I was shocked to find that he was taken from us in this way. RIP and God bless your family.

SMsgt Robert Lee USAF (Ret)

April 9, 2019

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