Corporal Joe R. Massey

Corporal Joe R. Massey

Greensboro Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, May 31, 1959

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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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 31, 2015

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