Police Officer Glen R. Bright

Police Officer Glen R. Bright

Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Friday, November 16, 1973

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Glen R. Bright

Police Officer Glen Bright was shot and killed after interrupting a burglary in railroad yards at 1421 S. Western Avenue in Chicago, Illinois.

He was placing the suspect under arrest when a struggle ensued. The subject gained control of Officer Bright's gun and fired one shot, killing him. The man was later captured and convicted of Officer Bright's murder.

Officer Bright had served with the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Police Department for 20 years and in law enforcement for 30 years. He was survived by his wife and one child.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Illinois
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Convicted of murder

arrest, burglary

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