Detective Green B. Hamby

Died on February 8, 1921

Age 49
Salt Lake City Police Department
Homicide: Handgun

Detective Hamby died after being shot by a burglary suspect. Acting on information obtained from three men arrested for an assault on another officer, Detective Hamby and other officers went to the Nord Hotel, located at 59 E. 200 South. While attempting to gain access into a room the men had been staying, Detective Hamby was shot in the head by a fourth suspect hiding inside. The suspect was killed by return fire from the other officers. The 49-year-old victim was married and had three children, including a grown son who was also a SLCPD officer. He is buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery. His bronze memorial plaque is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Honorary Colonels.


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