Patrolman William Douglas Glover, Jr.

Patrolman William Douglas Glover, Jr.

Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, November 18, 1997

William Douglas Glover, Jr.

Patrolman Glover died at 0627 hours on November 18, 1997, from gunshot wounds he suffered on November 17, 1997, while chasing a robbery suspect. Patrolman Glover observed the suspect who was wanted and approached him. Upon doing so the suspect began to run, with Patrolman Glover in pursuit. During the foot chase the suspect turned and shot him in the right shoulder. After Patrolman Glover fell the suspect approached him and shot him two more times execution style at a range of 2 to 12 inches. The suspect was later taken into custody and sentenced to death on June 8, 1998.

Patrolman Glover had been with the Ashtabula Police Department for less than one year and had been chief of a small, close-by department previously. He is survived by his wife and three young children.

Bio

  • Age 30
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge 3

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, November 17, 1997
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman William Douglas Glover, Jr. of the Ashtabula Police Department, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

November 18, 2017

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