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Officer John Glenn Chase | Dallas Police Department, Texas Dallas Police Department, Texas


John Glenn Chase

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Saturday, January 23, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # 5231

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Officer John Glenn Chase was shot and killed by a man who seized his service revolver.

Officer Chase was preparing to issue a traffic ticket to the driver of a vehicle he stopped at 8:40 AM. A homeless man approached and seized the officer’s service revolver. As Officer Chase pleaded for his life, a crowd gathered and began to chant, "Shoot him! Shoot him again!" The attacker shot Officer Chase in the head. He turned and walked down the street, dangling the gun from his hand before two off-duty officers shot him.

Officer Chase had served with the Dallas Police Department for 2-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife, parents, and brother.

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I worked with Officer Chase at the McDonalds. He was there every morning when I got to work. I have always thought about what happen over the years and I never forgot it. The day this happened, I was off that day. The next day that I came to work, I thought it was strange that he was not there. I asked where is the officer and I was informed what happened.

Officer Chase was such a down to earth and nice person. He always had a smile on his face, he was friendly and very high spirited. I never met anyone like him in my whole life. My hearts goes out to his wife and family. DPD lost a great person on that day. God Bless

McDonalds employee
July 4, 2015


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