Auxiliary Police Officer Glenn Truman Wortham

Auxiliary Police Officer Glenn Truman Wortham

Tulsa Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Sunday, July 15, 1973

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Glenn Truman Wortham

Auxiliary Police Officer Wortham was killed when he was kicked in the chest by a suspect, causing his heart to stop.

He and his partner had arrested the suspect for stabbing another man in the hip. The suspect was taken to a hospital for treatment and as the officers attempted to remove the suspect from the hospital he began to struggle and kicked Officer Wortham in the chest.

The man was charged in connection with Officer Wortham's death but was released by a judge.

Officer Wortham had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife, son, and daughter, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Released by judge

stabbing call

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On July 15,1973 Dad was killed while attempting to remove a prisoner to be transported to booking after refusing medical treatment. Forty six years ago and it still seems like yesterday. So many things he didn't get to share with family and friends. G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73 Rest in peace Dad, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for the hero you were to all.

Love you and miss you

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham
Sand Springs OK PD

July 19, 2019

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