Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police William Dean Greene, Sr.

Blowing Rock Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, January 18, 1963

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Reflections for Chief of Police William Dean Greene, Sr.

Rest in peace Chief of Police Greene. Young and heroic!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 13, 2021

As a Veteran and former police officer. I am proud of the town of Blowing Rock still honoring Chief Greene. In a age of liberal activists tearing down and out to destroy our history, cudo’s to Blowing Rock.

Larry Davis
Greensboro Police Department

December 11, 2020

I was very moved as I read the tribute to Chief Greene while visiting Blowing Rock, NC. Even after all the years that have passed, I’m sure his family as well as the town residents still feel the loss. What a horrific crime for such a beautiful small town.

Harriette Albritton

November 20, 2018

Both of my parents were police officers in the 1930's so when I pass the beautiful memorial gardens in Blowing Rock I always think of them as well as Chief Greene.

There is an old belief'
That on some distant shore'
Free from despair and grief.
Old friends shall meet once more.

You are not forgotten

Jay Faulkner
Visitor to Blowing Rock

August 12, 2016

I remember reading about this as a kid, when it was current news and I lived at Ft. Bragg, N. C. I intended to become a police officer as an adult and I greived his loss, respected his sacrifice. Later, in the mid 1990' I was Historian for my police department and reached out to Chief's Green's daughter, just to let her know he was not forgotten.

Lieutenant (Retired)
Chesapeake Virginia PD

January 23, 2015

We always remember you and your heroic act. We cherish your memory.

Carole moody

January 6, 2014

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 48th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never dimishes respect, not even 48 years.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater


January 18, 2011


Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

January 7, 2008

Chief Greene, My family and I would like to express our heartfelt condolences to another hero. You left us entirely too soon. We want to thank you for your bravery, your honesty and your integrity. More importantly we thank you for the sacrifices you made in selflessly serving our community. Only those of us who have served fully understand the sacrifices we make to protect our families, friends, and fellow citizens. By and large these sacrifices pale in comparison to your ultimate sacrifice. God bless you and your family. You are in our prayers. Rest is peace brother officer

Peacekeeper, Master Security Policeman
SMSgt, USAF (Ret)

July 6, 2007

It has been forty-four years since the end of your watch and you are still remembered. Thank you for your service to your fellowman. Rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

January 18, 2007

The policeman stood and faced his God,which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?
The policeman squared his shoulders and said.
"No, I guess I ain't because those of us who carry a badge can't always be a Saint."
I've had to work most Sundays
and at times my talk is rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny that wasn't mine to keep...
though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got to steep.
And I never passed a cry for help
though at times I shook with fear,
and sometimes, God forgive me, I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place among the people here.
They never wanted me around except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here, Lord, it needn't be so grand,
I never expected or had too much, but if you don't...I'll understand"
There was a silence all around the throne where the Saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman.
You've borne you burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets.
You've done your time in Hell"

G. Houston
South Carolina

September 29, 2003

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