MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SLAIN DEPUTIES
- Date: March 4, 2002 PIO#: 02-3-2
Thu., March 7th / 10:30 a.m.
Public Safety Building
2601 W. Broward Blvd., Ft. Lauderdale
A brief memorial service will be held in honor of two BSO deputies killed in the line of duty.
Deputy John Greeney died on Feb. 17, 1990, after responding to an armed robbery at a Church’s Fried Chicken restaurant on West Broward Boulevard. There was a gunfight with two suspects and Dep. Greeney was shot and killed. The suspects were caught, tried and convicted. One was sentenced to life in prison; the other is still awaiting execution. Dep. Greeney was buried with full honors at Arlington National Cemetery.
Dep. Greeney had followed in his late father’s footsteps when he joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office in 1986 after leaving the U.S. Air Force. Greeney’s nephew, BSO Sgt. Allan Hubrig, continues the family tradition of service today.
Deputy Worth “Joe” Edwards was born in Broward County, graduated from Dillard High School, served in the U.S. Army, then attended Florida A & M University and the Tuskegee Institute. In 1967, Joe joined the Broward Sheriff’s Office, starting as a transport deputy, moving to road patrol in 1968 and joining the Civil Division in 1974.
Deputy Edwards was off-duty on March 15th, 1980, when a citizen told him that four young men in a car were trying to sell guns outside a Broward Boulevard tire store. Dep. Edwards approached the car and 19-year-old Ricky Washington shot and killed him. Washington was quickly apprehended and convicted and is now serving a sentence of life in prison.
During the Thursday morning service, the honor guard will present the colors, a wreath will be hung on the memorial wall, a bugler will play taps, and Sheriff Ken Jenne and others will say a few words in remembrance of the fallen deputies.
Photos attached at www.sheriff.org
This report by
Jim Leljedal / PIO
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