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 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 agency for 2 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

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