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Police Officer II Glen Alvin Gaspar | Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

Police Officer II

Glen Alvin Gaspar

Honolulu Police Department, Hawaii

End of Watch: Tuesday, March 4, 2003

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 3127

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to Life in Prison

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Officer Gaspar was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a suspect at a local ice cream store.

The victim and other officers had staked out a shopping center and observed the suspect enter the store. The officers had gone there with a warrant for the suspect's arrest, charging him with the attempted murder of two men during a February 1st incident in the parking lot of the First Assembly of God church on Moanalua Road.

The suspect began to struggle when the officers attempted to arrest him. During the struggle, the suspect produced a handgun and opened fire, striking Officer Gaspar. Officer Gaspar was transported to St. Francis-West Medical Center where he succumbed to his wounds. Another officer was also wounded, but survived. The suspect was apprehended at the scene and was later found guilty of second-degree murder at the trial and subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Gaspar was assigned to the Career Criminal Unit, and had been a member of the Honolulu Police Department for 12 years. He is survived by his two daughters.

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Glen,
It's been a while, brother. Know that I think of you and your family often. I remember you and the girls playing soccer behind the Kailua station one day- long ago. I remember you all laughing and enjoying each other's company. I always knew that was what I wanted- to be a hero to MY family. I listened to my heart.
You always made me feel welcome. That meant more to me than you would ever know. I've told your story many times over the years. Even with groups of more than 50 trainees sitting on the edge of their seats, and despite sharing your story so many times, I always have a hard time fighting back the emotion. That's not typical of me, but that's the gravity of our loss of you.
That was a rough couple of years with HPD. Between the loss of you and Danny, I learned the frailty of life and the path we were chosen to take. You have guided me through the years, you truly have. For that, I thank you. I've moved on to the Mainland. That was a tough move, but it allowed for life to happen. I've got two young ones of my own now, and a beautiful woman to keep me grounded.
Glen, thank you. Rest easy. Keep helping your family. Be the guiding light for them. We all need that nowadays.

Dan Chipp
Rocklin Police Department
August 5, 2017

 

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