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Trooper Bradley Steven Glascock | Florida Highway Patrol, Florida Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

Trooper

Bradley Steven Glascock

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch: Thursday, August 4, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 24

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Trooper Bradley Glascock was shot and killed when he made a traffic stop in Miami on a driver for failing to pay a ten-cent toll.

The trooper and the civilian "ride-along", a 20-year old college freshman, observed a vehicle stop several feet before the toll booth on the 836 Expressway. After Trooper Glascock pulled up behind the car, the driver pulled through the toll booth without paying. Trooper Glascock stopped the vehicle and as he was getting out, the suspect began backing up. Trooper Glascock backed his vehicle up to avoid a collision. This happened several times and at that point Trooper Glascock told his ride-along that he intended to arrest the suspect.

Trooper Glascock and the suspect both exited their vehicles and exchanged words. The suspect then fled back to his vehicle where he retrieved a .38-caliber handgun and shot Trooper Glascock twice, killing him.
The suspect then entered his vehicle. The ride-along unlocked the 12-gauge shotgun that was mounted in the patrol car, loaded it and opened fire at the suspect. The suspect sped away, but not before the ride-along was able to fire four shots, wounding him.

The ride-along then radioed for help. Trooper Glascock was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A massive manhunt ensued. Working with the description that the ride-along provided, along with a partial license plate of the suspect's vehicle, the police were able to identify the suspect.

During the investigation the suspect’s vehicle was recovered along with the 38-caliber Titen revolver used to kill the trooper. Roadblocks were set up all over Miami, and after two days the suspect turned himself in because he was unable to get out of town.

The suspect pled guilty to first-degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison. He was denied parole in 2011. His next parole hearing want be scheduled until September of 2017. Trooper Glascock murder spurred the state cabinet to buy bullet-resistant vests for all state troopers.

Trooper Glascock had been employed with the Florida Highway Patrol for one year, and is survived by his parents, brother, and sister.

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Bradley it's been 40 years since we saw your amazing smile. You were a man of honor, integrity, commitmed to making our world better and a blessing to all that knew you & many that didn't know you.
I was only 14 when you were taken from us but You have had a impact through out my life. Whether it was a pat on the back for catching a fly ball, making good decisions or a smack on the head for doing something I should not have.
You Lead by example and somehow never participated in the stupidity of the 70s.
I know God is at work I met Floyd Baker that trained you while doing his roof and when he told me he retired from FHP I mentioned your name and we both had a tear in our eyes.
We met through your cousins and now their all gone too.
I know you're in heaven brother and wonder how Life would've turned out with a great man like you. Instead the evils of drugs and violence continue to steal amazing people that make a difference from us. You showed people by example not to participate in that type of behavior.
5 years ago I met some of your cousins Bill Glascock and his family from my son's lacrosse league God is amazing.
When I ask if they were related to you again we all shared a tear & talk of you.
We love you brother.

Patrick, Rebecca and Walker Scott.

Clermont Florida

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