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Police Officer David Van Glasser | Phoenix Police Department, Arizona Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

Police Officer

David Van Glasser

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch: Thursday, May 19, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 12 years

Badge # 8144

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/18/2016

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Police Officer David Glasser succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained the previous day after responding to a burglary in progress at a home near the intersection of 51st Avenue and Baseline Road.

The homeowner had called 911 to report that his son was stealing items from the home. As officers arrived on the scene they encountered the son sitting in a van in the driveway. The subject immediately opened fire on the officers, striking Officer Glasser. Other officers returned fire and killed the subject.

Officer Glasser was transported to a local hospital where he remained in critical condition until succumbing to his wounds the following day.

Officer Glasser had served with the Phoenix Police Department for 12 years and was assigned to the Neighborhood Enforcement Team. He is survived by his wife and two children.

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Officer Glasser,

Thank you for your sacrifice. You gave it all, you didn't run from danger, you did what you were trained to do and died doing what you loved to do-protecting and serving- Again, Thank you!

The Erik Hite Foundation will be honoring your sacrifice at our Annual Softball Tournament this coming Saturday. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers always.

Nohemy Hite
Erik Hite Foundation-A Surving Spouse-2008
October 18, 2016


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