Rodney Lee Davis was appointed a Deputy by the Greene County Sheriff William L. Morris on April 1, 2001. He had also been a Deputy for the Newport News Sheriff’s Office for 5 years prior and the Middle Peninsula Regional Jail for 3.5 years prior to that. In the early morning hours of August 26, 2003, Davis was assisting another Deputy on a warrant service on Octonia Road. Davis was outside perimeter when gunshots began to be heard from inside the home of the suspect. Davis headed into the home to assist the other Deputy and was met with gunfire from the suspect as they met in the kitchen area. Davis lost his life due to this gun battle; as did the suspect. The other Deputy survived the incident with no major injuries.
Rodney Lee Davis, an Illinois native, was 30 years old when he died. Davis was the first Deputy of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office to die in the line of duty.
Chadwick Alan Carr was appointed a Deputy by the Greene County Sheriff J. Scott Haas on March 24, 2008. He had also been a Deputy for the Orange County Sheriff’s Office for 6 years prior. About 1:30 p.m. on June 4, 2009, Carr was headed to assist with an undercover narcotics buy, as he was assigned as Greene County’s narcotics investigator. Carr was headed north on Madison Road (Rt. 230) and went off the right side of the roadway. Carr’s vehicle then came back across both lanes of travel being struck by a tractor trailer headed south on the same roadway, both vehicles burst into flames immediately. Carr lost his life due to this accident; the driver of the tractor trailer didn’t sustain any major injuries.
Chadwick Alan Carr, a Northumberland County native, was 31 years old when he died. Carr is the second Deputy of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office to die in the line of duty.
Former Greene County Sheriff’s Deputy loses battle for his life after medical complications.
It is with great sadness and with a heavy heart that the Greene County Sheriff’s Office reports that former Deputy Randal Howell has passed away today September 14th, 2011. Randall Howell was an exemplary employee of this agency from June 2004 until June 2008, resigning at the rank of Corporal so that he could return to his native state of West Virginia for a job closer to home. He was undoubtedly liked and loved, and he will be missed by many within our agency and community family. To have known Randall was to have loved him, you couldn’t have asked for a better man to call friend. Randall leaves behind a wife and many family members, to include the extended family from the GCSO. God Speed & God