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Auxiliary Police Officer Glenn Truman Wortham | Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

Auxiliary Police Officer

Glenn Truman Wortham

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Sunday, July 15, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Released by judge

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Officer Wortham was killed when he was kicked in the chest by a suspect, causing his heart to stop. He and his partner had arrested the suspect for stabbing another man in the hip. The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment. As the officers attempted to remove the suspect from the hospital he began to struggle and kicked Officer Wortham in the chest. The suspect was charged in connection with Officer Wortham's death but was released by a judge.
Officer Wortham had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

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Happy birthday to my Dad. He was a true American Hero who honored his Family, God and Country. My Father, role model and best friend. He will never be forgotten for is love, service and courage.

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD
October 10, 2017


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