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 subject was later taken into custody, convicted of Patrolman Glover's murder, and sentenced to death on June 8th, 1998.

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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I remember in 4th grade when my friend Philip disappeared, would have never imagined that the reason was the loss of his father. The loss of a great police officer doesn't just affect the ones who know him, I lost a friend that day. Its great to read that your family is doing good and know that people from Rome still remember! RIP

Michael Beers
Friend of his son

August 5, 2018

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