Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Glen Russell Hosier

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Monday, April 26, 1971

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Reflections for Sergeant Glen Russell Hosier

You were a true warrior all the way to the end. But it's not the end because you live in eternity with our lord and in our hearts. Thank you for your courage and dedication. You will never be forgotten sir

Fellow citizen

April 2, 2022

Mr. Hosier was my Sunday School Teacher at Broadway Methodist Church in Logansport. I was deeply saddened to here of his passing in Indianapolis where I lived.

David Monnier

August 1, 2016

Rest in peace, Mr. Hosier. Sergeant Glen is my grandmother's cousin. I am trying to find more family connections. If anyone is related to Sgt. Glen or if you know any about his family, please contact me at [email protected]

Tyler Evans

October 27, 2015

I remember Sergeant Hosier with fondness. I taught at Lewis Cass Jr./Sr. H.S., and Sergeant Hosier would talk to my health class about drugs. He earned my highest respect. I've thought of him many, many times over these last 45 years, and I am always saddened by the loss of this dedicated man. It was an honor to have known him.

Jan Hinkle

August 3, 2015

My DAD knew Him And Served At His Funeral. I collected Brass From The Honor Guard At His Funeral. My Sister Knew His son. Thank You ForYour Sacrifice.

Jeffrey Cox

September 29, 2013

Rest in Peace, Sergeant Hosier. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 13, 2013

I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the forty-first 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 26, 2012

Sgt. Hosier,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as an LEO, but also for our Country when you served in the USN during WW II. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas


April 26, 2011

Rest in Peace Sarge.

Dep. Randy Bennett
Henry Co. Sheriff's Dept. (Indiana)

April 25, 2010

"The wicked flee where no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion." Proverbs 28:1

Thank you for protecting the citizens of Indiana. You are a brave man. Your family should be proud. May your friends and family recall the good memories of your life and smile. Rest in peace, sir.

Ohio State Highway Patrol

March 2, 2009

May you rest in peace Sergeant Hosier. God bless you and your family.

Mark Patrolman
Union City Police

August 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
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 23, 2007

Sgt. Hosier, thank you for your service.

Michelle - wife of LEO

May 1, 2006

Our Greatest Fear
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
"Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again, I hold back a tear.
They patrol in the state, city, county and town,
in uniforms colored white, green, blue and brown.
The shape of their badges may vary,
but it’s a symbol that they all, proudly carry.
They leave for work with a kiss goodbye,
but some don’t come home, no matter how hard they try.
To uphold the law is the job that they pick,
with such high aspirations, why must some die so quick?
They leave behind loved ones, family and friends,
after their lives have met tragic ends.
Some die in crashes, others hearts not too stout,
too many have been lost when gunshots ring out.
Our Heavenly Father has called them home,
no more these dark streets do they roam.
Through trial and error they have given their best,
please Lord, now grant them eternal rest.
Yet once again the Thin Blue Line is diminished,
an officer’s final tour of duty is finished.
" Officer down", it’s our greatest fear,
and once again I hold back a tear.

Master Trooper Dave “Stumpy” Miller

Indiana State Police Dist 13

December 19, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. Any officer who dies in the line of duty will always be remembered for his sacrifice. You died a hero. Rest in peace Sgt. Hosier.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

May 22, 2004

No fallen officer should be without a reflection. Thank you Sergeant Hosier.


November 26, 2003

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