Deputy Sheriff John W. Greeney, III

Deputy Sheriff 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 Sheriff John Greeney was shot and killed after he and his partner surprised two robbery suspects in response to a silent alarm at Church's Fried Chicken at the intersection of West Broward Boulevard and NW 34th Avenue 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

alarm, robbery

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Where many war and police heroes and heroines sleep soundly knowing the Lord watches over his guarded shepards. Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Greeney at Arlington National Cemetery. And presidents too!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 5, 2020

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