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New Hero Search William Dean Greene Sr.
- Jan. 18, 1963 -
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Blowing Rock Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: NC, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 18, 1963
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 28 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Blowing Rock Police Dept.
NC   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Chief of Police
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Gun
Weapon Class: Firearm
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: NC   USA   Fri. Jan. 18, 1963
Summary: Chief Greene was shot and killed while pursuing a vehicle occupied by two men and two women at 0130 hours. Unbeknownst to Chief Greene the four had broken into a summer cottage in Blowing Rock. Before backup units arrived the suspects stopped the car and one of the male suspects opened fire on Chief Greene, striking him in the arm and back with a 410 gauge shotgun. Then both men stabbed him twice before fleeing. Chief Greene was able to make it back to his patrol car and radio in a description of the suspects, who were later arrested and charged with murder.

The suspect who shot Chief Greene was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on March 1, 1963. He died in prison on December 29, 1992.

The other male suspect was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 30 years. He was paroled on September 3, 1975.

The two women pled guilty to manslaughter.

Chief Greene was survived by his wife and two children.

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