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Police Officer David Van Glasser

Phoenix Police Department, Arizona

End of Watch Thursday, May 19, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer David Van Glasser

It was an honor for me to come out from Maryland to represent my department at the funeral.

P.O. Jon Goldin
Takoma Park Police Department

December 27, 2023

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

May 19, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Van Glasser.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 7, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018

I remember how you always came to my mother's restaurant when your days were slow. Don't worry, we still have that pretzel roll waiting for you. The Henry and Houston families miss you.

Dylan Henry
A grateful civilian and friend

May 30, 2018

Near the end of the Arizona school year I ran a fun run for you, sir.

(Fmr) Police Explorer Skyler Griswold
Surprise Police Department Explorer Program

September 5, 2017

Today, I ran a hero's 5k in your honor Sir. You are not forgotten.

Detective Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

May 19, 2017

So sad that this is occurring too often to what we may think is a routine job...based on the Limited information from the parent (s). It seems that EVERY job has to be dealt with that any job can turn into tragedy. Any job. Rest well my brother in blue for you have paid the ultimate for your community.
May you rest in the kingdom of God, watch over your loving family and co-workers. And when that troubled person meets his maker, there is only one place for him to go. .hell.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 19, 2017

You were one of the Lord above's finest creations.


November 26, 2016

You were an hero.


November 18, 2016

Officer Glasser,

Thank you for your sacrifice. You gave it all, you didn't run from danger, you did what you were trained to do and died doing what you loved to do-protecting and serving- Again, Thank you!

The Erik Hite Foundation will be honoring your sacrifice at our Annual Softball Tournament this coming Saturday. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers always.

Nohemy Hite
Erik Hite Foundation-A Surving Spouse-2008

October 18, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Hon. Travis D. Bird
Commonwealth's Attorney - Spotsylvania County, VA

August 11, 2016

Prayers to the Van Glasser family. Rest in peace and thank you for serving

Nicole Clark
AZ Resident

July 7, 2016

Thank You for your service for the state of Arizona! God bless you. We will hold line from here!! RIP

Citizen of Arizona

July 5, 2016

God's peace and speed Officer Glasser. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.

June 27, 2016

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"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

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

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

June 21, 2016

Rest in Peace, Police Officer David Glasser. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

June 21, 2016

Thanks for your service and God bless you, we never forget our brothers in blue blood.

Captain Frabián Carrión
San Juan Police Department Puerto Rico

June 18, 2016

RIP Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (ret)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

June 15, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when David was killed.

To the Glasser family, fellow officers, and all who call David beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer David Glasser gave to his community and the citizens of Arizona, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 19, 2016.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 7, 2016

Thank you for your service and the rest of the department.GOD BLESS YOU AND RIP

Dylan Feeney

June 6, 2016

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

June 4, 2016

Rest in eternal peace, brother, for we have the watch now. Your family and your brothers and sisters in uniform, our brothers and sisters, too, are in our thoughts and prayers. May they find comfort in remembrances of your dedication and service.

Deputy Warden Patricia Powers
Philadelphia Department of Prisons

June 3, 2016

To the Family of Police Officer David Van Glasser

My deepest condolences to the family. Losing someone so close to us is very difficult. May all who are touched from this loss read Revelation 21:3-4. It is comforting to know that God will soon remove everything that causes tears of sorrow. Imagine death, pain and suffering being done away. Only tears of joy when we welcome our loved ones back to a paradise earth. What a joy it will be to experience this promise.

May you find comfort in God's promise.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

June 3, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

June 2, 2016

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