Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Greene Union County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina End of Watch: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Greene | Union County Sheriff's Office, North CarolinaUnion County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Greene

Union County Sheriff’s Office, North Carolina
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Biographical Info

Age: 54
Tour of Duty: 10 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: November 19, 2014
Weapon Used: Automobile; Commercial
Suspect Info: Charged

Agency Contact Information

Sheriff Eddie Cathey
Union County Sheriff’s Office
3344 Presson Road
Monroe, NC 28112
Phone: (704) 283-3844

Sergeant Jeffrey Greene was killed when his patrol car was crushed by a tractor trailer on U.S. 74 at Sutherland Avenue.
The tractor trailer overturned when it attempted to avoid rear-ending a tanker truck that was stopped at the light in the right travel lane. The tractor trailer struck another car and then landed on top of Sergeant Greene’s patrol car while he was stopped in a turn lane, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.
The driver of the tractor trailer was transported to a local hospital and charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.
Sergeant Greene was a veteran of both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Marine Corps. He had served with the Union County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years and is survived by his wife, two daughters, and five grandchildren.

MONROE, N.C. — A Union County Sheriff’s deputy was killed in an accident involving a tractor-trailer and his patrol cruiser Wednesday morning in Monroe.

The accident happened around 7:30 a.m. on Highway 74 near South Sutherland Avenue in

The crash happened near Carolinas Medical Center – Union where the tractor-trailer rolled over onto the deputy’s patrol car which was stopped in the turn lane.

Union County Sheriff Eddie Cathey confirmed to NBC Charlotte the accident was fatal. The deceased officer has been identified as Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Greene, 54.

The driver of the truck, Eddie Ray Weeks, has been charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle.

Authorities say Weeks is being treated at the hospital, and will be taken to the Union County Jail upon his release.

Weeks is of Weeks Trucking out of Fayetteville.

Sgt. Greene had been with the Union County Sheriff’s Office since 2004; he was promoted to sergeant in 2006. Greene is survived by his wife, two daughters and five grandchildren. He and his family attended church in Monroe.

Part of Highway 74 was blocked while the North Carolina Highway Patrol accident reconstruction team investigated the wreck. All lanes reopened to traffic about 10 minutes before 4.

The Union County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement late Wednesday afternoon:

It is with a heavy heart that Sheriff Eddie Cathey announces the death of Sergeant Jeffrey Wayne Greene this morning. Sergeant Greene died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle crash involving a tractor trailer truck at the intersection of Sutherland Avenue and U.S. Highway 74 just after 7:00 am this morning.

Sheriff Cathey also wishes to gratefully acknowledge the Monroe Police Department, the Monroe Fire Department, Union EMS, the N.C. Highway Patrol, and the many local, state and federal law enforcement partners, elected officials and private citizens who have extended messages of condolence and concern to both the Greene family and to this agency. Any loss in the public safety community touches us all, and the expressions of care and support we have received today have affected us all very deeply. Funeral arrangements will be announced when they are complete, but Sheriff Cathey requests that everyone keep the Greene family in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

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