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, son, two stepchildren, one brother, five daughters, and two grandchildren.


  • Age 62
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

burglary, arrest

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Officer Bright,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

November 16, 2023

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