Sheriff Richard M. Glover

Sheriff Richard M. Glover

Gonzales County Sheriff's Office, Texas

End of Watch Friday, June 14, 1901

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Richard M. Glover

Sheriff Richard Glover and Posseman Henry Schnabel were shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for murdering Karnes County Sheriff W.T. Morris two days earlier.

The suspect was waiting in ambush inside a home approximately six miles from Belmont and opened fire on the posse when they approached. Sheriff Glover and Posseman Schnabel were both killed. The suspect was arrested but was later pardoned by the governor of Texas.

Sheriff Glover was serving his second term as Sheriff when he was killed. He had served with the Gonzales County Sheriff's Department for at least seven years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Pardoned by governor

ambush, murder suspect, warrant service

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It's mind boggling how a man who killed three LEO's could be pardoned, but not having all of the details and facts I'll stick with the positivity of this great website and the millions of great men and women who are honored on it because of their sacrifice. You are certainly one of those great men Sheriff Glover and please know that time will never erase your memory and legacy or the sacrifice you made.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo (Retired)
Delaware State Police

June 12, 2020

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