Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective Glenn Strange

Maine State Police, Maine

End of Watch Friday, October 17, 1997

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Reflections for Detective Glenn Strange

Even though it has been 22 yrs. , The Kelly family has a tale to tell of how much he meant to my family. He was indeed the life of our family gatherings. We miss you every day Kathy Kelly Strange and Aaron and Anna

kathy strange
wife

October 17, 2019

It's been 22 years today and the memory of you is as vivid as the last time we spoke. you are thought of so often. Your wisdom, honor, and love for your family still lives with us today. I'm so proud of your children, my nephew Aaron and niece Anna, as I know you would be of them. Rest well in the arms of God, my dear brother. Always loved and so fondly remembered!

Eric Strange
Brother

October 17, 2019

Having read your story I am saddened at the loss to your family and your MSP family. I'm also sorry it was a bit of conflict to have your loss included with your other brothers in blue who also gave the ultimate sacrifice. I am glad they prevailed as you certainly belong there as well.

God Bless You, Sir. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Maine. You shall not be forgotten.

Dpty. Dwayne E. Larriviere (Ret)
Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office, La.
Co-LEO/Wrkr of:
M/Tpr. Stephen H. Gray,
Louisiana State Police, EOW: May 29, 1995

May 9, 2019

This past fall it was a such a joy for the Kelly family to have a gathering to celebrate your life and share stories and memories of the impact you had on so many lives. You were indeed the life of the Kelly family. Forever missed.

Kathy Kelly Strange

kathy strange, wife

January 23, 2018

To my brother Glenn, I miss listening to your great wisdom as well as the humor you put along with it. Because of our age difference, I never got to really know you and wish I could bring back those days. I miss listening to you and Dad talk about cars, boats and planes.
I have moved on to other adventures since you got me the job 35 years ago at Fryeburg Academy. It is a career that I have cherished and thank you for leading me in that direction.
Holly and I think about you often and want you to know that your children are the best examples of you that you could ask for.
God bless you

Mark Strange
Brother

July 3, 2016

I have known you since I was a little girl and I can remember making forts with your kids. I always had so much fun at your house. You are terribly missed and thought of every day

Rachael Quint-Cyr, Dispatch
Fort Kent Police Department

December 12, 2014

What a life you led. What dreams you accomplished. What a man we all lost. There are always parts of your life where you never can never get over the unfairness of it all. This is one of them.
Always missing you, Det./Mr. Strange.

Jen Lynds
BDN

November 14, 2014

God bless you sir.

Trooper
Illinois State Police

July 8, 2013

We think of you so often , Glenn. yesterday was the first Christmas without your dad at our table and I couldn't help but think, at least Glenn has his dad now. Your kids are both so grown up and have great lives of their own.
Rest well and we all miss you.
God Bless
Holly

Holly Strange
sister-in-law

December 26, 2011

Your EOW has now been 14 years.

You are not forgotten and are missed as much today as you were 14 years ago.

How I wish you were here to see your now grown children and their accomplishments.

EOW 10-17-97

kathy

kathy strange
surviving spouse

October 17, 2011

Det. Strange you are remembered by the men and women of the Boston Police for your dedication to duty to the residents of Maine. RIP

Det. Michael Kane
Boston Police

February 11, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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.

To his wife, I can see why you are proud of your husband and his service and your children and their accomplishments. You are also to be credited for your support that helped them all be so productive. I know the hurt never goes away when you lose someone so I am praying for solace for you and your family on this anniversary date.

Rest In Peace, Glenn.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 17, 2009

Two weeks ago your daughter Anna graduated with her doctorate in audiology at Bloomsburg University. You would be so proud of her accomplishments.

Aaron also has accomplished so much. He has his masters in computer engineering and is a year and a half away from his law degree from George Washington University and works full-time for the federal government.

Wish you were with us!

kathy strange,
wife

May 21, 2008

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, REST IN PEACE.

N.J. TROOPER
NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE

April 13, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

February 11, 2008

Rest in Peace!

Police Corporal Matt Lyons (Historian)
Oceanside Police Department, Cal

January 21, 2008

Rest in peace, Sir. I am honored to leave a reflection for you.

Deputy
Michigan

December 13, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service. Your neighbor in NH will not forget your sacrifice.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 16, 2007

It was a long fight to get his name on the memorial as his case was so complex. It was the former Lt.who began the process and retired before it came to a conclusion. The important part is that he was finally recognized as a line-of-duty death.

He would be as proud of his children today as we are for his sacrifice.

kathy strange
wife

September 11, 2007

Glenn,
Well brother trooper, you finally made it to your rightful place on the wall. Kathy fought the good fight, did all the right things and never waivered to have you memorialized in DC. It was my honor to of attended National Police Week to be there for you.
Keep a watch over us, as we will never forget you.
"In Valor There is Hope"

Sgt Mike Edes
Maine State Police

May 20, 2007

Detective Strange, it’s my humble opinion that your death was not so much a result of a heart attack as it was due to assault and battery on the part of the drive of that car. I only hope he was charged with manslaughter in the least due to the fact that it was a direct result of his actions that you suffered the initial heart attack.

Again, just my humble opinion. I can only hope he faced justice if not in this world, then in the next.

On this 9th anniversary of your death, I just wish to say, may you continue to Rest in Peace and God Bless you, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

October 17, 2006

Thank you for your sacrifice. You will not be forgotten.

Deputy
San Mateo County Sheriff

July 21, 2005

May God Grant the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends, the... Serenity to Accept the things they Cannot Change, the Courage to change the Things they can, and the Wisdom to know the Difference.....May we never forget his sacrifice...God Bless His wife and Family....

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police Dept Lewisburg, Pa.

July 21, 2005

Know that you are never forgotten!

July 18, 2005

Thank you for your service. May God continue to bless your family, friends and department.

Patrol Officer
Chesterfield County Police Dept., Va.

July 12, 2005

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