Detective Sergeant Glenn M. Sturgill

Detective Sergeant Glenn M. Sturgill

Ashland County Sheriff's Office, Ohio

End of Watch Monday, August 2, 1982

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Glenn M. Sturgill

Detective Sergeant Glenn Sturgill was shot and killed while attempting to arrest armed three robbery suspects.

He had observed the two men attempt to rob a woman at gunpoint on Claremont Avenue and chased one of the men into a cornfield. While taking the man into custody he was ambushed by the other suspect and shot and killed. The suspects, ages 25, 21, and 17 were apprehended. The juvenile was charged with aiding and abetting robbery.

The 21-year-old shooter was convicted of murder and robbery and sentenced to life. He has a parole hearing in September, 2021. His accomplice was convicted of manslaughter and robbery and sentenced to life. He was denied parole in 2016. His next parole hearing will be on November 1, 2022.

Detective Sergeant Sturgill was killed on his 30th birthday. He had served with the Ashland County Sheriff's Department for six years and is survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 30
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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To Detective Sturgill, your sister whose beautiful reflection is right before mine and your entire family, rest in peace knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 2, 2020

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