Sergeant Glen Russell Hosier

Sergeant Glen Russell Hosier

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, April 26, 1971

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Glen Russell Hosier

Sergeant Glen Hosier was shot and killed while searching for a murder suspect near Peru in Miami County.

A warrant had been issued for a suspect who had been seen arguing with a female the night before she was found shot to death. After being notified that the suspect was in a residence, Sergeant Hosier and officers from the Peru Police Department and Miami County Sheriff's Department surrounded the house and began to search it at 10:10 pm. As Sergeant Hosier came to the top of the stairs and turned a corner, he was shot in the head at close range by the suspect.

The ex-convict, who had served time in prison for manslaughter, was shot by other officers during a gunbattle that ensued and was later found dead in the residence after tear gas bombs had caught the house on fire.

Sergeant Hosier had served with the Indiana State Police for nearly 16 years and was assigned to the Peru post. He also had served with the Logansport Police Department as a police officer for seven years and was a US Navy veteran serving as a military policeman in the Shore Patrol during World War II. Sergeant Hosier was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.

In 2001, the Glen R. Hosier Memorial Bridge, formerly the Market Street Bridge, was dedicated in his honor in Logansport, Sergeant Hosier's hometown.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 22 years, 11 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

warrant service

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You were a true warrior all the way to the end. But it's not the end because you live in eternity with our lord and in our hearts. Thank you for your courage and dedication. You will never be forgotten sir

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April 2, 2022

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