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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
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Reflections for Trooper Bradley Steven Glascock

 

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

Devoted Friend
Devoted Friend
August 27, 2017

Today I saw the escort of Sgt Bishop who died while working a crash on I-75. My eyes welled up as they went by and my memory turned to Brad. He was my friend, Academy classmate and roommate. We met prior to being hired as Troopers and compared what we heard out of the Orlando station and DeLand station. We went to the road before school, he to Miami and I to Ft. Lauderdale. In the Academy, the many Saturdays at the laundromat and of course the Pub next to it held great memories. After our assignment the occasional meetings at the Dade - Broward line . He was my friend, a brother Trooper and a fine man who I still miss. God Speed .

Ret. Sgt. Jim Horler
FHP
June 19, 2017

I did not know you personally ,but from what I've heard you were a hero. I thank you for your service and your assistance for your many years as a New York State State Trooper. Prayers for you , your family and your colleagues, May God bless your beautiful soul - God speed

Pamela Hopkins
October 28, 2016

Will always remember your death. Was a great lose to our family.
R.I.P Bradley.

K.D. Glascock / Glenn / Barron.

Kellie Barron
Cousin
February 23, 2016

Trooper Glascock,

It has been 38 years since you died but I think of you often. I knew you for a couple of years before you became a Florida State Trooper. I recall you riding as a civilian with me on patrol a few times in the Orlando area. You were such a polite man with the highest of standards.

Rest in peace Brother and Trooper Glascock.

Sergeant Bob Holder
Florida Highway Patrol (retired)
August 4, 2015

Rest in peace, cousin Bradley Glascock.
Thank you for your service.

the Glascocks
October 27, 2013

Rest in peace Trooper Glascock. Your bravery will not be forgotten. I still remembered that fateful day over a ten cent toll!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis
August 4, 2013

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 30, 2013

Trooper Glasscock,
Sir, even though it's been 35 years since your End of Watch you are still honored and remembered. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Florida. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol
September 5, 2012

I was about to be a senior in high school when Trooper Glasscock was killed. My family lived about two miles from the scene of the shooting. I woke up early that morning to go to work and still remember that day as if it were yesterday. Police officers were everywhere, helicopters with searchlights overhead and K-9 units searching around homes in the area. If i recall correctly, they found the murder weapon in a canal about a block north of NW 7th St. And 47th Ave.

Today, nearly 35 years later, the name of Bradley Glasscock often comes to mind. He was a true hero.

Armando Arrastia
Citiizen
March 28, 2012

Rest in Peace, Trooper Glascock. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
February 9, 2012

As Pete Andreu, another classmate, stated above, Brad was a big man with a heart of gold. We were friends at the Academy and I'm certain we'd still be friends today. I morn your loss, Brad, and ours. You lost your life and we lost you. Rest In Peace Trooper.

Trooper Gary Shuler
FHP 51st Recruit Class, Classmate
September 12, 2011

I think what I remember most about our dear friend was his kind and gentle ways. Bradley would come to the house alot not only to go fishing with my husband, but just be with us in a family setting. We loved going out on the boat just enjoying the day...the many days that we shared with him. He was a good friend, that Ronnie and I will never forget.

Cynthia J Kelly Schuster
friend
August 16, 2011

It was August 5,6,&7th (fri-sun) 1977 and we were fishing/camping the most beautful islands in Florida,the Marquesas.(30 miles west of Key West)On my vessel was my brother Bob and a friend.On Ron's boat was Mac and Ron's new friend,a felow trooper along for the first time,Bradley.We have always had the most beautiful trips to those Islands and I remember this one in particular because of Brad.He fit right in.We spent three days exploring the islands,fishing together,cooking and laughing.It was an incredible trip.There is a special friendship and bond that developes during these trips.All these years later,Ron and I still return to the Marquesas and I often think of Brad.You will forever be rememberd......Phil

Phil Myers
Fishing pal
August 11, 2011

My heart and prayers are with you parents and siblings as they face another EOW without you. Continue to watch over them from above. You sir are a hero who we will never forget. Thank you for your service, dedication and protection to us all. HEROES live forever and you sir are a hero.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

Deb
August 4, 2011

What can I say about someone I grew up with. We would have been friends for fifty years now and not a day goes by that I don't have you on my mind. I remember all the jobs you had before the FHP. Vol. fireman, ambulamce driver,you even thought about being a Pastor. Everyting you did was in some kind of service to your fellow man. I've never known anyone like you since and I'll miss you until we are all together again with the Lord.
Your Pal,
Vince

Vince Ficarrotto
Grew up with Brad.
March 16, 2011

I will retire next week with close to 40 years in law enforcement. I spent the first 13 years with the City of Miami Police Department. On the night of August 4, 1977, I along with my partner, Officer John O'Neal, were on duty in downtown Miami when the 3-15, officer down call came across the radio. We responded to the toll plaza were we learned that Bradley would not survive his injuries. A short time later we were assigned to a grid seach in the 50 sector of the city and after a short time located the suspect vehicle parked in a cul-de-sac next to a rock pit. Within seconds K-9 handler Officer Neal Nydam arrived with his dog and we began an area search, recovering the murder weapon lying in the water in the adjacent rock pit. We spent the next several days tracking down every lead that came in, with the suspect surrendering. Several weeks later Bradley's mother presented Officer Nydam with a ceramic likeness of his K-9 partner, Duke, a prized possession that he still displayes in his home. After all this time this is the one and only call that has stayed with me all these years. I should have posted something years ago, but this will have to do. God's speed Bradley.

Lt. Jery Jewett
Columbia County Sheriff's Office
November 24, 2010

Almost 32 years after your departure you are being highlighted on this website
tonite. Your legacy lives on and you are still honored today. Thank you for
your service and costly sacrifice.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

Anonymous
January 13, 2009

I was fortunate enough to attend the 51 st. class of recruits with Brad at FHP and was assigned to Miami after graduation with him in August 1976. I got to know him rather well and really enjoyed spending time with him. I have a very vivid recollection of him walking down the halls at the academy as he was a big man with a heart of gold.

The day he was shot still lives in my memory. I awoke that morning prepared for the day shift when I heard the news that a trooper had been killed. When I found out who it was, and what occurred, I was devastated. I had an auxillary trooper (Harry Morrell) ride with me the morning after and received the assignment to pick up the civilian observer who was with Brad the night he was killed and to take him to the City Of Miami Police Department's Homicide Bureau.

Attending his funeral and seeing a friend, co-worker and good man laid to rest was a very sad day.

To this day, I occasionally drive by the location where he was shot (SR 836) a say a silent prayer for my good friend; Trooper Bradley Glascock.

Rest in peace my brother...

Sergeant Pete Andreu
Miami Dade Police Department
December 20, 2007

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
December 12, 2007

The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC
October 2, 2007

Brad, I can't believe it's 30 years.

I will never forget when the telephone rang on August 4th, 1977, and a mutual friend of ours told me you were gone.

You live on in the lives you touched, and will always be on watch.

You will never be forgotten!

Stuart
Friend, still on the job
August 3, 2007

Brad,

It's coming up on 30 years now since you left us, it's so very hard to believe....I thought about you just about every day during my time on the job and now that I'm retired I still think about you....

That, in and of itself is a testimony to your character and just to let you know, you will always be in my thoughts and prayers...It was an honor to be numbered as one of your friends...

Fedi

Detective (Retired)
Former Co-Worker
May 2, 2007

I cried the day I heard about this terrible news. Although I lost contact with your family over the years I will always remember your kindness to me even though I was very young. You are sorely missed by many and we thank your sacrifice.

Bill Wooten
Childhood friend
September 6, 2006

Bradley,
though i never had the privelage of meeting you, I was raised with your impacting story by your father Donald and your uncle, my grandfather Charlie! Because of you a law was passed in the state of Florida to make it manditory for law enforcement officers to wear bullett proof vests and for the agencies to provide them! It is because of you many families can rest a little easier as their loved one goes on-duty... i can speak personally my father and 2 uncles all of which are your 1st cousins put on a vest in the state of Florida everyday! I will be forever thankful to you!!!

We'll never forget you Bradley. And we're better for having known you. But I make you this one promise, tomorrow when the call comes over the radio, they will be back on the road, because you were the bravest of the brave. People are always asking , how is it that police officers run into a shoot-out when everyone else is running out? Well, Bradley, you answered that question by saving and uncountable number of men and womens lives. Your courage is the answer. And today we will be as brave as you, by not mourning you, but by celebrating your life.
We will meet one day
Love, your cousin Priscilla

Priscilla Glascock
2nd Cousin
May 22, 2006

 
 

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