Patrolman William Douglas Glover, Jr.

Patrolman William Douglas Glover, Jr.

Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, November 18, 1997

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William Douglas Glover, Jr.

Patrolman William Glover was shot and killed while chasing a robbery suspect on West 41st Street.

He observed the wanted suspect and approached him, but the man fled on foot. During the ensuing 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 two to 12 inches.

Patrolman Glover was transported to a local hospital where he passed away early the next morning.

The 21-year-old subject was taken into custody, convicted of Patrolman Glover's murder, and sentenced to death on June 8th, 1998. His death sentence was overturned, and a new trial will be in May 2024.

Patrolman Glover had served with the Ashtabula Police Department for only six months. He had previously served as the police chief of the Roaming Shores Police Department. He is survived by his wife and three young children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, November 17, 1997
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death

foot pursuit, robbery, warrant service

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My dearest Billy,

Here we are, 26 years later...and you're still gone. To add more heartache, your killer had his death sentence overturned on a technicality and now faces a re-sentencing trial...meaning he may live and actually see parole.

I'm beyond devastated. The one thing that kept me going was knowing he would die for taking you from us and now....I have just lost all faith and hope.

My life was destroyed Nov. 18, 1997. Here I am at 54 years, a time when should have been enjoying retirement and our family. I try...I really do. But I don't know how to get past this all so that I can.

I stopped what I was doing yesterday morning at 6:24 am, standing in front of a mirror in my uniform about to head out for my duties and all I could see was you.

I miss you. Marianne Glover died that day with you, mostly so you wouldn't be alone. I will love you forever.

Your wife

Marianne Glover Waldman
Widow of PTL. William D. Glover, Jr

November 19, 2023

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