Sergeant Glenn Hobart Haas

Sergeant Glenn Hobart Haas

Gothenburg Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1990

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Glenn Hobart Haas

Sergeant Glenn Haas of was shot and killed at the police station at approximately 3:00 am by a 17-year-old juvenile.

The subject had been previously cited by criminal mischief. He came to the police station and asked to speak with an officer. Sergeant Haas, who was at the police station but off duty, offered to speak with the boy. As he walked into the lobby he was shot by the suspect with a .30-06 rifle that had been hidden around a corner.

Sergeant Haas was flown to Good Samaritan Hospital, in Kearney, where he succumbed to his wounds.

The subject was arrested, convicted of murder, and sentenced to life in prison. On October 4th, 2016, the subject was resentenced to 80 to 99 years in prison because he was a juvenile at the time of the offense.

Sergeant Haas had served with the Gothenburg Police Department for 12 years and had previously served with the Cozad Police Department for seven years. He is survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .30-.06
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

juvenile offender, off duty

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I'm just a citizen new to the community at large where Sgt. Glenn Hobart Haas served and died. His faithfulness to his community is something reverent, his sacrifice a sacred gift to his home community. As years have passed society in America has changed. The forces that have no respect for our nation's precious place among global governments have swept as an undercurrent through American institutions, raising confusion. Our police departments have been punished without due respect for the risks they face when they set out to work each day. On today's streets a war zone is a reality among high intensity weaponry and drug-altered criminal minds who are as organized as guerrilla units. The hair split of reaction time for making decisions is in the palm of God as well as in the judgment of officers. Americans who are true to civilization's great gift called the United States of America love our police officers deeply and humbly thank each and every one for their hearts of courage and pure gold. Let angels ever guide you. Proud to be under your protection.

Roxanne G Fritz
Nebraska Citizen, Cozad NE

June 4, 2022

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