WHAT WE DO
The Lt. Frank Greene Memorial Foundation is dedicated to honoring the life and memories of our fallen hero who made the ultimate sacrifice performing his duties while serving the City of Coronado. Since its inception in 2015, the Foundation has supported members of the Coronado Police Department and the families of those who protect our community. The Foundation is also dedicated to supporting our local youth by awarding two college scholarships yearly and assisting our young men and women dedicated to the City of Coronado Police Explorer Program.
Lieutenant Frank Greene was shot and killed in Coronado whilst making a traffic stop of a suspicious vehicle occupied by three subjects. As he spoke with one the occupants a struggle ensued and Lieutenant Greene was shot. Lieutenant Greene's partner, a U.S. Navy patrolman, immediately called for assistance. The suspects, who were planning a robbery, were apprehended a short time later and charged with Lieutenant Greene's murder.
Lieutenant Greene had served with the Coronado Police Department for 18 years. He was survived by his wife, son, father, and three brothers. He played college football with the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes and in 1934 and 1935 was a fullback in the NFL playing for the Chicago Cardinals now the Arizona Cardinals.