Patrolman William Douglas Glover, Jr.

Patrolman William Douglas Glover, Jr.

Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, November 18, 1997

William Douglas Glover, Jr.

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.


  • 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

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Nephew (Willie)

I remember the day you told me how you disliked the name Billy. You were a teenager then, I believe 16-17 years of age. So I started calling you Willie and you liked it very much, but to everyone you will always be Billy. However, Nephew I believe it is time for you to go by your given name William. When you were growing up I knew you would become a very strong, proud man. Spending my time in the Air Force kept me away from family and friends, I wish I had gotten to known your family. I hope Marianne can forgive me for not being closer to the family. I know you are still taking care and watching over your lovely family, and I do hope someday your family and mine will meet. I am sorry to say that I found out what had happen to you in 2005, and ever since have been following what everyone wants, to have justices for you and your family.

As a young boy I gave you a brown cowboy hat that you fell in love with. Who knew you would grow up to be a real lawman? I am very proud of you Nephew and your family. I do believe your little lady is going to finish the job for you, and I hope to help her with it.

Uncle (Rick) Richard Hovi

May 21, 2018

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