Police Officer Daniel J. Greer

Police Officer Daniel J. Greer

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Sunday, December 16, 1979

Daniel J. Greer

Officer Greer was struck by a drunk driver and killed while assisting a disabled motorist on the Long Island Expressway in Plainview, New York. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene after the accident but was located with the help of CB radio users who were in the area.

Officer Greer was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart. He had been with the agency for 13 years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 13 years
  • Badge 1247

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Apprehended

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