Patrolman Joseph Glenn

Patrolman Joseph Glenn

Wheeling Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, January 17, 1888

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Joseph Glenn

Patrolman Joseph Glenn succumbed to gunshot wounds sustained two days earlier as he investigated a possible burglary near the intersection of 22nd street and Market Street. Patrolman Glenn spotted two men acting suspiciously in an ally next to a private residence, trying to steal a horse. When he approached the men, they opened fire, striking him three time. The suspects fled the scene.

Both suspects were convicted of Patrolman Glenn's murder and sentenced to life in prison. Both were pardoned by Governor George W. Atkinson February 1, 1898.

Patrolman Glenn was single at the time of his murder.


  • Age 26
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, January 15, 1888
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned in 1898

burglary in progress

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Thank you Patrolman Glenn for serving and protecting the city of Wheeling, my hometown. Honoring your memory and heroism today on the anniversary of your death. You are not forgotten.

N/A Resident of North Carolina

January 17, 2017

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