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Detective Sergeant Glenn M. Sturgill | Ashland County Sheriff's Department, Ohio Ashland County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

Detective Sergeant

Glenn M. Sturgill

Ashland County Sheriff's Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Monday, August 2, 1982

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 6 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Detective Sergeant Glenn Sturgill was shot and killed while attempting to arrest armed robbery suspects.

He had observed the two men attempt to rob a woman at gunpoint on Claremont Avenue and chased one of the men into a cornfield. While taking the man into custody he was ambushed by the other suspect and shot and killed. The suspects, ages 21 and 25, were apprehended. A juvenile found to be involved with them was charged with aiding and abetting robbery.

The 21-year-old shooter was convicted of murder and robbery and sentenced to life. He has a parole hearing in September, 2021. His accomplice was convicted of manslaughter and robbery and sentenced to life. He has a parole hearing in September, 2016.

Detective Sergeant Sturgill was killed on his 30th birthday. He had served with the Ashland County Sheriff's Department for six years and is survived by his wife and two children.

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Proud to send my No Parole letter today. You have not been forgotten sir and prayers are going up for those you left behind.

Snr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders (Retired)
Wewoka, OK Police Department
September 2, 2016

 

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