Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years, 6 months
Badge # 5231
Incident Date: 1/23/1988
Weapon: Officer's handgun
Suspect: Shot and killed
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.