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Police Officer Glen R. Bright | Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

Police Officer

Glen R. Bright

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch: Friday, November 16, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 30 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Location: Illinois

Incident Date: 11/16/1973

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: Convicted of murder

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Officer Glen Bright was shot and killed after interrupting a burglary in railroad yards in Chicago, Illinois.

Officer Bright was placing the suspect under arrest when a struggle began. The suspect gained control of Officer Bright's gun and fired one shot, killing Officer Bright. The suspect was later captured and convicted of Officer Bright's murder.

Officer Bright had served with the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department for 20 years and in law enforcement for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
November 16, 2011

 

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