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Deputy First Class Glenn R. Hilliard

Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, Maryland

End of Watch Sunday, June 12, 2022

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Reflections for Deputy First Class Glenn R. Hilliard

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

July 1, 2022

Rest, brother.

Sgt. Steve Headley
Mishawaka, IN police

June 26, 2022

To the family, friends and coworkers of Deputy First Class Glenn R. Hilliard: My deepest sympathy for your loss. Glenn's ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace Sir!

In Valor There Is Hope

Reserve Deputy Brian Jacobsen
Mahaska County Iowa Sheriff’s Office

June 25, 2022

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Deputy First Class Hilliard. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Wicomico County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

June 22, 2022

RIP Deputy First Class Hilliard. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Wicomico County and Berlin

Sergeant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police

June 22, 2022

Detective First Class Hilliard, our world is full of evil people, and yet, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

June 19, 2022

Bless you and your family sir you have served well and you gave it all you rest well with our heavenly father amen

Retired Terry Bennett

June 19, 2022

Rest In Peace sheepdog. We have the watch from here.

Sergeant Joseph Taylor
Oswego County Sheriff’s

June 18, 2022

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Deputy First Class, Glenn R. Hilliard, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Deputy First Class makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our Prayers and Thoughts to the Berlin Police Department where Deputy First Class Hilliard had previously served.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

June 18, 2022

Rest In Peace hero. You will never be forgotten.

Chief Jarod Towers
Hyattsville Police Department

June 17, 2022

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

June 16, 2022

Rest in Peace Deputy Hilliard. May the Lord grant your family, friends and co-workers peace during this very difficult time. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Deputy Parole Administrator Howard Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

June 16, 2022

Condolences to the family of Glenn Hilliard, may he never be forgotten for a life sacrifice for the good of his community.

Police Officer Linford Moore
Department of Veterans Affairs

June 16, 2022

My deepest condolences and prayers for Deputy Hilliard’s family, colleagues and friends. Thank you for your bravery to protect us all.


June 16, 2022

RIP Warrior.

William Farrell
US Army Military Police, Ret

June 16, 2022

R.I.P Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard

Brian Molyneaux
Citizen Toronto Canada

June 15, 2022

Rest In Peace Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard! Thank you for your 6 years of service with the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office, in Maryland and your previous 10 years of service with the Berlin Police Department. We thank you for your devotion and your sacrifices, and also to your family and friends for their sacrifices. Our hearts break for your wife and your three children during this terrible tragedy, and we want them to know that you will never be forgotten! Our thoughts and Prayers go out to the rest of your family and to all of your sisters and brothers in Blue that protect us. God bless you all!! (Matthew 5:9)

Kelly & Eddie King

June 15, 2022

I’m praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine, mother of
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

June 15, 2022

I am in shock and disbelief that this has happened! We lost a great man, husband, father and officer! I am grateful to have worked with you! RIP Brother!

Brian Sheppard (Retired)
US Marshals

June 15, 2022

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family, and the Wicomico County Sheriff's Office. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Chief (Ret) Steven Marshall
Georges Mills, NH

June 15, 2022

My condolences to your family , friends and fellow officers . RIP

A Greatful Citizen

June 14, 2022

God bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten. RIP.

Mother of an officer Lorie Triantos

June 14, 2022


Retired Officer David Herbert
Toronto Police Service

June 14, 2022

RIP brother may God watch over you and your family

Retired Sgt Frank VanBrunt

June 14, 2022

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

June 14, 2022

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