Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Glenn Matthew Searles

Onondaga County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Saturday, November 29, 2003

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Glenn Matthew Searles

Again I say to all, my deepest condolences to the ENTIRE family of Deputy Searles, especially to his mother Geri. We thank you for your services to the County of Onondaga, State of New York and to our great country the United States of America. I also thank you for stopping to assist a person in need on I.481, a road that can be extremely dangerous; I have traveled I. 481 thousands of times. May Glenn's soul forever rest in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

RIP, may his soul rest in Heaven. I also honor all the individual who made it possible to enact the Move Over Act in order to help save the lives of Emergency Responders, especially police officers who are consistently in danger while working on the Inter-State and highways.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

January 30, 2018

Remembering you today. You are not forgotten.


November 29, 2016

Glenn, your dad sent me a picture of you in uniform and EOW date on it. I will now dance in your memory at all the pow wows we attend over the summers, until I can dance no more. The pain and hurt is still there after all these years, as we never had that lunch we planned the last time I saw you. You have taught me that life is too short to carry grudges and that words are best spoken kindly, as you never know if you will be able to apologize for them later. No parent should go through what your and others have done, but as we are not promised tomorrow, I will try harder to make today worth living. Miss you cousin,

Cheryll (Searles) Davis

July 15, 2016

I said a little prayer today for Deputy Sheriff Searles and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Robyn Wilkes

November 22, 2015

You were the best friend I could have ever had as a young man. I will always thank you for the best childhood memories I could have asked for. Love ya man, Rob S.

Rob Snyder
best friend

June 19, 2015

Hi Glenn,
Happy 42nd Birthday!!
I will be doing 2-10 hours shifts in your memory today. I plan to take your favorite cookies to the Apopka, FL, PD before the ride-a-longs begin. I hope to 'catch some bad guys' for you.

We have the Watch.

I miss you.
Love, Mom

August 5, 2014

I can't believe it's been 10 years. Glenn was the most wonderful, kind, friendly person I've ever met. I knew him from working at the MEO and think of him often.

Karen Sgarlata

November 29, 2013

10 Years ago today and you are NOT forgotten.

Deputy Police Div.
Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2013

9 years ago tonight. Seems like yesterday. I took my St. Michael crest from my vest, placed it in your hand and said goodbye. I will never forget you Glenn.

Onondaga Co Sheriff's Office

November 29, 2012

Deputy Searles may you continue to rest in peace hero, we will never forget the sacrifice that you made for all of us. My prayers are with your mom today as she faces another EOW, I know that her heart is hurting without her little boy. God bless and guide you Geri.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure

November 29, 2011

Glenn, I think of you often, with a smile, then with sadness. Your passing is proof that life isn't fair, that a wonderful, genuine soul can be taken from us at too young an age.

I grieve for your family and friends left behind, for the life you should have been able to live.

Thank you for touching my life with your presence.
You are remembered and missed.

Karen Ruth Sgarlata

Karen Ruth Sgarlata, Toxicology Lab
Friend, County Medical Examiners Office

August 4, 2011

It is amazing to see how many keep you not only in their thoughts but also in their hearts. You will forever be in both of mine, because you were the one that helped to mold my heart into what it is today. And a piece of it will always be yours. You don't have an End of Watch....I know you are still watching over us....

Kimberly Reichert-Bourland
Long Time Friend

June 20, 2011


I just completed the 300 mile Police Unity Tour Ride. It was one of the greatest things I ever been involved in and what made it even greater was to ride in your honor. You are not, nor will you ever be forgotten.

Glen wintermute
Dewitt Police Department

May 15, 2011

Time does not heal the pain in your families hearts, but it does make it easier to get up every day. Glenn, you are a true hero who we will never forget.... I know that you are walking side-by-side with your mom as she is such a strong woman, continue to watch over her.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 29, 2010

Hi Glenn,
I am doing a ride-a-long with Apopka PD today...the 3-midnight shift...first time I've gone out on an evening shift. The Apopka PD have 'adopted' me...I am a part of the agency.
Today many of my friends are remembering you,, too...
I MISS you every minute of every day.


November 29, 2010

I've known your mother for more than 40 years and knew you as an infant. She is so proud of you and what a wonderful son you were. She told me all about you when I saw her after several years. I wish I had the pleasure of knowing you as the fine young man you were. Rest in Peace.

Pam Lewis

August 5, 2010

You are still loved and remembered after all this time. Thank you for showing us all how to have a bigger heart. They say time changes everything, and it heals. Our hearts may have healed since losing you, but time has not taken away or changed the love we all have for you. Happy Birthday Glenn.

Kimberly Reichert
Old Friend

August 5, 2010

Glenn - I have heard so much of you from your Mom. She is a very special person and loves and misses you dearly. I wish you Godspeed on this your 38th birthday. Geri, my wish for you is you feel our Lord's embrace this day in a tight hug.

Glen, my brother in blue, you are remembered!

Sgt. Mary Huggins
Orange County Sheriff's Office Orlando, Fl

August 5, 2010

Glenn, I have recently reconnected with your Mom and she led me to this site. You were a young boy when Patty and I (along with my mom "Grandma D") were in close friends with your mom and dad. I know that your sudden passing left a giant hole in the lives of many. In faith, I also know that you are now in God's loving embrace and that together you have watched over your Mom, dad, fiance and friends. Thank you for yor service to your community.

Deacon Ray Defendorf
Family Friend

February 23, 2010

Thank you. You gave me a chance at life. Because of you I am alive. There are no words. I will never forget you or what you did for me. love always.


January 12, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the sixth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you. Both the pain and the pride are forever. To your mother, I share your anquish in losing a beloved child which surely has to be life's greatest sorrow. Both the pain and pride are forever.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 29, 2009

I just found out this news today so many years later.

Glenn was my best friend for most of my adolescent life. He was the best friend you could ask for. I wish I knew the man he became. All my love Glenn. You have always been remembered, now you will be that and missed.

Robert Snyder

Robert Snyder
Best Friend Long ago

September 9, 2009

A reminder and a birthday wish,Glenn, that your mother surely picked up on your "being a good guy" attitude. She makes you proud and honors you by the way she helps so many other surviving family members. Birthdays, holidays, and that terrible "EOW" all make up who you (and "we") are. Your touch and presence are now a memory but so glorious in that you helped others .... what a legacy!

Gene Secor
Surviving father of WA Park Ranger Catherine Secor, EOW 5/09/2000

August 5, 2009

Even before being an officer you always knew how to carry others through hard times with love and compassion. I still do this day have only found one man to be your equal. You were some of the best times of my younger years and will always hold a place in my heart for showing me the way.
Love you always Glenn.....

Old friend

August 5, 2009

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