Patrolman Wellford Early Green

Patrolman Wellford Early Green

Henrico County Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 22, 1948

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Wellford Early Green

Patrolman Wellford Green was shot and killed after responding to a domestic dispute at a local restaurant on Williamsburg Road.

While the officer was talking with both parties, the male was able to grab a shotgun and open fire, killing Patrolman Green. The suspect, who was the owner of the restaurant, shot and killed himself after a two-hour gun battle with other officers.

Patrolman Green was a United States Army WWII veteran. He was survived by his wife.

He is buried at the Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia.


  • Age 32
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Committed suicide


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Patrolman Green,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during World War II. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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