Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Richard D. Glass

Mason County Sheriff's Office, Washington

End of Watch Saturday, March 9, 1985

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Richard D. Glass

May he Rest in Peace.

Ret. Det. Vincent Sinnott

August 5, 2021

I had the honor working with Richard as a Reserve Officer for the County. Richard and I spent time together in the patrol car many nights. I remember him on a traffic stop in the middle of the night with a female driver on Hwy 3 near Bay Shore. The female was so upset and crying because she missed the ferry from Seattle to Bremerton. Rick had the lady pull up to the store parking lot to rest and to calm down. Richard offered her some coffee from his thermos. Just a great guy all around.
Darren Harger


April 8, 2021

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Glass.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 23, 2019

It's so hard to believe that it will be 31 years this week that you left this earth. Not a day goes by that I don't think of you and talk to you from my heart. I remember one of the last things you said to me..."if I die while on duty, please know that I will die doing what I love more than anything." I understand those words now because I have found the same passion that you had. I feel you leading me and I want nothing more than to make you proud of me and to carry on the legacy you have left behind. Keep pushing me daddy, I'm listening and there are wonderful people that are helping me reach my goals. I miss you every single second of everyday and always carry you close to my heart. Love you always and forever!!!!!-Peanut

Samantha Johnson

March 7, 2016

As I retire from the Mason County Sheriff's Office after 37 years in this wonderful career, my thoughts are of you and your family. I had the privilege and honor to coordinate the dedication of the sheriff's office building named in your honor. Through the last few years, working in the "Rick Glass Public Safety Building", has and will continue to be a reminder that you have been absent from your family, both blood & law enforcement, but that you will never be forgotten. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." See you someday my brother, until we meet on heaven's shores.

William H. Adam, III, Ph.D., D.Div.
Senior Supervising Investigator
Washington State Attorney General's Office

January 12, 2016

It's been 34 years since I worked with you at Squaxin Tribal Police Department in Mason County.
You encouraged me, a brand new officer...and kept me strong. I was young and inexperienced.
I learned so much working with you.
Your death was so untimely. You were loved and respected by so many in the law enforcement community.
And my little baby girl just LOVED stopping by the PD to get to sit in your lap to say hello to you.
She is with you now in heaven.
You are still her hero, her smile giver.
You were a wonderful officer. More than were a cop's cop and you will never be forgotten.
You loved your family, your comrades and your friends.
Miss your smile, your brave heart....and your wonderful smoked salmon.
Wish we could all sit down and have coffee again and share stories. You were such a great story teller.
Always missed. Never forgotten.

Doreen Menter Patranato
Former Squaxin Island Police Officer

September 22, 2015

I was the first officer upon the site. Interviewed people whom happened to see what happened that day and was able to coordinate other officer that arrived shortly to get this important information out on the suspects. They were apprehended a short time later. Had been with Rick that evening at Harrison Hospital when doctor said he did not survive. Was a difficult situation for me.

Terry Orloske MCSO Officer 1982 to 1988
MCSO Officer

August 25, 2013

Happy Father's Day, daddy. You were the best dad in the world and I never doubted the love you had for me. Days like today are so hard for me, even after all these years!! You are and will always be my hero!! I love you so much and miss you every day!!!!!!!!

Samantha Glass Johnson
Daughter of Richard D. Glass Mason Co. Sheriff's Office EOW 3-9-85

June 17, 2012

I was riding dirt bike motorcycles late that afternoon with my brother and we saw the scene of the accident where Sheriff Glass passed away, right off of Plantation Rd where it meets Efendahl Pass Rd. I think that something good came of his passing away because the Tahuya State Forest is a much safer place for off road recreation, both because of Mason Co. Sheriffs and DNR. Sheriff Glass was highly respected amongst his peers. Peace.

Darren Peterson
Six Robblees Inc.

June 17, 2012

Daddy, I miss you so much!!!! I found this site by accident but believe it was God's way of leading me here for healing. It has been so encouraging reading all the kind words that have been left here for you. I talk to you everyday but I know you here me because I feel your presence with me all the time. You have 6 beautiful grandchildren, 3 look just like you and 2 have your personality. You would think that they had been around your their whole lives. They are 20, 18, 17, 17, 16 and 13, all boys but one and I'm sure she would have been your little girl like I was. The boys all like to fish and hunt just like you and we all joke and carry on all the time. So see you live on in all of us everyday. Today is a special day for was 7 years ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer and did I need you so. All I wanted was to feel your strong arms around me holding me and to hear you tell me everything would be fine. Today my health is good but I would still love to feel your arms around me saying "peanut, I'm so happy for you and you know daddy loves you". I am in college now majoring in Sociology/Criminology and until my illness was a volunteer fire fighter. Guess the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. I'm not sure what path I'm destined for but it's where my heart is leading me. A day never goes by that I don't think of you and wish you were still here with us in body not just spirit. Keep your arms around me daddy because I need to feel them if it's only through God's hands. I love you and miss you more than any words could ever express!!!

Samantha Glass Johnson
Daughter of Richard D. Glass
Mason County, WA Sheriff's Office
EOW 3-9-85

March 16, 2012

It's been 26 long years since your passing. It seems like just yesterday we worked together and were friends. You would be proud how far the department has come. We have moved to a new building and will be dedicating it in your honor on July 6, 2011. I am happy that we can honor you, your service, and your sacrifice by naming our building the Rick Glass Public Safety Building. I just wish we could bring you back.

Dean Byrd, Chief Deputy Operations
Mason County Sheriff's Office

June 10, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 9, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the twenty-fourth 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 who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes love or respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. To Richard's family, I share your anquish in losing a beloved family member. I can see from the reflections that Richard was an amazing man who is loved and missed by so many. I am holding you in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace, Richard. None of our heroes will be forgotten for the supreme sacrifice they and their families made.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 9, 2009

Rick .. You have stayed in my heart all these years. Country charm, laughter & strength always shined onto others & taught me much .. Im also grateful that through your loss, I gained knowing two wonderful people, your wife & son, Shane & Eric. xo munch

Cheryl Kiefer
Seattle Police Dept Senior Dispatcher

January 30, 2009

Still, all these years later. I remember your jokes, your friendship and how excited you were about doing your job.
Rest in peace Rick!

Detective Kenn Mackintosh (retired)
Mason County Sheriff's Office

September 11, 2008



March 12, 2008

Rest in Peace my dear fellow Officer, Sergeant, Field Training Officer and friend. I learned so much from you. I thank you for for giving your all.
I will miss your funny stories and the way you made so many smile. You were brave and true.
You are remembered and missed by many.
May your family, friends and fellow officers find healing.
Thank you for your friendship and kindness. You will never be forgotten.

D. Menter/Patranato
former Squaxin Tribal Officer

September 19, 2006

May you continue your eternal rest in peace. It has been 20 years since your death. God's peace be with you and those you left behind. Thank you for your services!


March 9, 2005

Every memorial should have a reflection. I did not know this man, he was true to his oath. Rest in peace deputy Glass, we have the watch now.

Sergeant James Alfieri
New York State office of Court Administration

September 28, 2004

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