Patrolman Houston Greene

Patrolman Houston Greene

Kentucky Highway Patrol, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, May 18, 1944

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Houston Greene

Patrolman Greene was shot and killed and a fellow officer was seriously wounded by two men who ambushed them as they walked out of a drug store in Pineville. Both patrolmen returned fire killing one suspect and wounding the other.

The suspects were apparently angered by a raid officers made on their bootlegging establishment earlier in the day. The suspect who was killed had recently been released from prison after serving a sentence for murder.

Patrolman Greene was survived by his wife.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender One shot and killed

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Patrolman Greene,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Kentucky. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

May 18, 2019

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