Deputy Sheriff Glenn Matthew Searles

Deputy Sheriff Glenn Matthew Searles

Onondaga County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 29, 2003

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Glenn Matthew Searles

Deputy Glenn Searles was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while assisting a stranded motorist on I-481.

This incident occurred in the Syracuse suburb of DeWitt. Deputy Searles was returning to his patrol car to retrieve flares, when the driver of a minivan, who became distracted, swerved into Deputy Searles and his patrol car.

Deputy Searles was pinned between the minivan and his patrol car and died from his injuries.

Deputy Searles had served with the Onondaga County Sheriff's Department for two years, and had previously served as an investigator with the medical examiner's office. He is survived by his fiancée, parents, brother, and nephew.

In 2010, the Ambrose-Searles Move Over Act was signed into New York state law, requiring better driving safety awareness on highways. The law was named in part for Deputy Searles and another fallen officer Robert W. Ambrose.

Bio

  • Age 31
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 1600

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

disabled motorist

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I miss you brother. We keep a picture of you and B on our wall from the SYR airport when we sent B off to the Army 30 years ago. You are our big brother and kept us out of a lot of trouble back in the days. I'll never forget when you said "I'm gonna bust you one day when I become a police officer" lol. So proud of you for achieving your dream and the positive impacts you have had on the upstate community!! Until I see you again... PBJNHAM!!

CWO4 TODD SINGLETON
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November 30, 2021

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