Patrolman Houston Greene

Patrolman Houston Greene

Kentucky Highway Patrol, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, May 18, 1944

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Houston Greene

Patrolman Houston 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 offenders had been angered by a raid the officers had made on their bootlegging establishment earlier in the day. The man 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

alcohol violation, ambush, retaliation

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Rest in peace Patrolman Greene.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 19, 2020

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