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 served with the Tulsa Police Department for two years. He 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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Hey Bear,
Retired from the Florida Highway Patrol about 5-6 years ago and forgive me for not writing you. Even after retirement and nearly 72 years old I still remember you and all the events of that evening. I can see it just as clearly as if it all happened yesterday. I remember all the apple pie and coffee you bought for me in that little downtown cafe we would frequent when we were partners on the night shift. Still remember how proud you were of Carl and yes all the times we would laugh talking about Carl growing up. Don't know of how much time any of us have left but I would still consider it an honor if you meet at the gates of heaven. God bless you and your family forever. Until we meet again.

Tpr Ben Miller Retired
Florida Highway Patrol

October 16, 2023

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