Patrolman Russell E. Greeley

Patrolman Russell E. Greeley

Buffalo Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, November 20, 1932

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Russell E. Greeley

Patrolman Russell Greeley was shot and killed while investigating an accident at the intersection of Broadway Avenue and Fillmore Avenue.

He was speaking with the driver of a vehicle that had struck a concrete streetcar platform when the man suddenly produced a pistol and shot him. Another officer at the scene returned fire, killing the suspect.

Patrolman Greeley had served with the Buffalo Police Department for two years and was assigned to Precinct 8. He was survived by his wife and 8-year-old son.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 679

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, November 19, 1932
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

accident investigation, accident scene

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