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Detective Glenn Strange | Maine State Police, Maine Maine State Police, Maine


Glenn Strange

Maine State Police, Maine

End of Watch: Friday, October 17, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Heart attack

Incident Date: 10/11/1997

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Detective Glenn Strange suffered a fatal heart attack several days after being punched in the chest following a vehicle pursuit in Houlton, Maine. Detective Strange was assisting a Houlton police officer during the pursuit and had placed spike strips in the roadway.

The suspect vehicle crossed the spike strips, causing its tires to deflate and the driver to lose control of the vehicle, which crashed. As Detective Strange attempted to pull the unconscious driver from the vehicle, the subject regained consciousness and immediately began assaulting Detective Strange, striking him in the chest at least once. The suspect was taken into custody by Detective Strange and the Houlton officer.

Immediately following the incident Detective Strange reported having chest pain. Two days later he went to the Aroostook Medical Center where he it was determined he had received an injury to his heart during the struggle. He was provided with a pacemaker and released three days later. As he and his wife drove home from the hospital, he suffered a fatal heart attack.

Detective Strange had served with the Maine State Police for 3 years. He is survived by his wife.

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To my brother Glenn, I miss listening to your great wisdom as well as the humor you put along with it. Because of our age difference, I never got to really know you and wish I could bring back those days. I miss listening to you and Dad talk about cars, boats and planes.
I have moved on to other adventures since you got me the job 35 years ago at Fryeburg Academy. It is a career that I have cherished and thank you for leading me in that direction.
Holly and I think about you often and want you to know that your children are the best examples of you that you could ask for.
God bless you

Mark Strange
July 3, 2016


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