Police Officer Hugh Greer

Police Officer Hugh Greer

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Friday, April 27, 1962

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Hugh Greer

Officer Greer was shot and killed with his own weapon as he and his partner struggled with two burglary suspects caught breaking into a grocery store. The suspect who shot Officer Greer shot his partner in the mouth. He managed to return fire hitting the shooter in the chest.

Both suspects, 21 and 23, were charged with murder. The shooter was convicted of Officer Greer's murder and sentenced to life in prison on October 11, 1962. He was denied parole in 1979.

Officer Greer was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters. He had been with the Tulsa Police Department for ten years.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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RIP sir. May his soul forever rest in Heaven. You will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired.
New York State Police - Troop D

July 2, 2020

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