Corporal Joe R. Massey

Corporal Joe R. Massey

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 1959

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Joe R. Massey

Corporal Joe Massey was shot and killed in an act of revenge by a man whom he had written a ticket earlier in the evening. Corporal Massey was sitting in a service station, completing paperwork, when the man shot him six times.

The 31-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Corporal Massey. Reverent and honorable.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 14, 2018

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