Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # 1600
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Deputy Glenn Searles was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while assisting a stranded motorist on I-481.
This incident occurred in the Syracuse suburb of DeWitt. Deputy Searles was returning to his patrol car to retrieve flares, when the driver of a minivan, who became distracted, swerved into Deputy Searles and his patrol car.
Deputy Searles was pinned between the minivan and his patrol car and died from his injuries.
Deputy Searles had served with the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department for two years, and had previously served as an investigator with the medical examiner's office. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, brother, and nephew.
In 2010, the Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act was signed into New York state law, requiring better driving safety awareness on highways. The law was named in part for Deputy Searles and another fallen officer Robert W. Ambrose.