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

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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

Incident Date: 1/23/1988

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Suspect: 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 walked into the Central Patrol locker room about two days before John was shot and John was polishing his boots as we saw each other, John smiled and said "Lonster!". I replied, "what are you doing here so early?" I went to days so I can be at home at night he said and smiled real big. You know I
got married. I told him that I had heard and as I walked away I said "be careful boy". John replied "hey man, you know nothing ever happens on days". God how I wish that we true. I miss him and his big grin all the time.

Lonnie Lindsey Sr/Cpl 4640
Dallas Police Dept. ret
December 20, 2014

 

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