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Patrolman William Douglas Glover, Jr. | Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio

Patrolman

William Douglas Glover, Jr.

Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, November 18, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 1 year

Badge # 3

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/17/1997

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Patrolman Glover died at 0627 hours on November 18, 1997, from gunshot wounds he suffered on November 17, 1997, while chasing a robbery suspect. Patrolman Glover observed the suspect who was wanted and approached him. Upon doing so the suspect began to run, with Patrolman Glover in pursuit. During the foot chase the suspect turned and shot him in the right shoulder. After Patrolman Glover fell the suspect approached him and shot him two more times execution style at a range of 2 to 12 inches. The suspect was later taken into custody and sentenced to death on June 8, 1998.

Patrolman Glover had been with the Ashtabula Police Department for less than one year and had been chief of a small, close-by department previously. He is survived by his wife and three young children.

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I cannot fathom the fact its been 18 years since you were stolen away from us. Our children are all grown....and Philip has his own child on the way. Time has truly passed my dearest Billy, and I hope you are watching all from above. We miss you but knowing you are there to watch over all of us is something to keep close in my mind and heart. RIP my Billy....you truly did earn it

Marianne, Philip, Sean & Amanda
Widow and Children
November 17, 2016

 

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