Patrolman William J. Greller

Patrolman William J. Greller

Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Friday, September 18, 1964

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William J. Greller

Patrolman William Greller was shot and killed when he and another officer interrupted a robbery in progress at a local meat packing plant.

The two officer had gone to the plant to interview the owner about a previous burglary. Coincidentally, when they arrived, the plant's office was being robbed.

The suspect immediately opened fire on the two officers, striking Patrolman Greller in the chest twice. The other officer was shot in the arm but was able to return fire and kill the suspect.

Patrolman Greller had served with the Cleveland Police Department for six years. He was survived by his wife and four sons.

Bio

  • Age 34
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 1210

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

robbery

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman William J. Greller of the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 70 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

September 18, 2022

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