Officer Hugh Greer
shot April 27, 1962, with his own gun during a struggle with a
burglar. Officer Greer and Officer Ray Burch attempted to
arrest two burglars at the Safeway Store at 1700 S. Boston.
The suspects fled on foot and were discovered hiding on a porch
behind a residence.
One suspect grabbed Officer Greer's revolver during a
struggle and fatally shot Officer Greer in the chest and shot
Officer Burch in the mouth.
Officer Burch shot the suspect in the chest.