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Sergeant Glenn Hobart Haas

Gothenburg Police Department, Nebraska

End of Watch Monday, July 2, 1990

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Reflections for Sergeant Glenn Hobart Haas

Thank you for your service and always know that your sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 2, 2020

Remembering you today buddy. Gonna stop by and see ya later. Miss your sense of humor. You are not forgotten.

Jim laudenklos
Deputy. / partner

July 2, 2020

Rest in peace Sergeant Haas.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 16, 2019

I was with Glenn two days prior. He was my friend we would laugh and cut firewood together. He never called me by my name it was always “Rook”. He was the only man that would patrol the city streets at night so fast but never missed anything. He was chewing that little bit of spark plug chewing tobacco and laughing at my dumb jokes. He always had advice about my pending marriage. I was a pallbearer for my friend. To this day I still remember him when on patrol. After 37 yrs I still use what had taught me. I miss you my friend.


July 2, 2019

On July 2, 1990, at approximately 3:00 AM, my Sergeant Glenn Haas was shot in the lobby of the Gothenburg Ne. Police Dept. and ultimately died from his wounds. I had just began my Law Enforcement career with GPD, and had worked the afternoon shift before that fateful night. I responded from my home, and was the second officer to arrive on scene.
This was a devastating incident for our small department and all surrounding agencies, as well as Sgt. Haas' wife Janet, and their two children. Glenn was an outstanding officer and taught many young officers about being a true cop. He is still missed daily by all of us who had the privilege of working with him. As I look back on my 29 year career, I have used the knowledge I gained from my short time working with Sgt. Glenn Haas.
Rest Easy #412. We are continuing to fight the good fight for you.

Sgt. Keith Williamson
Dawson County Sheriff's Office

May 15, 2019

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

July 4, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary year 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.

I wrote a letter to be considered at your killer's pardon hearing objecting to a pardon. I am a board member of the National Organization for Victims of Juvenile Lifers, and an objection letter was also sent by the president of our victims group. We pray that your murderer remains behind bars.

We pray for solace for your family for we know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

November 24, 2012

A group from my area flew to the funeral; the first line-of-duty funeral I'd been to. I will always remember the town's support shown that day. The most relevant thing to me is the fact that Sgt. Haas was off-duty and didn't have to talk to the killer, but he did. Sgt. Haas died attempting to serve the community as he felt best, with a personal touch.

Gary Young, Jr., Lieutenant
Crete Police Department, Crete, NE

November 20, 2012

Sergeant Glenn Hobart Haas it is a honor to send my letter today to keep the POS in Prison. You sir, are a true hero and may your family, friends and Department find peace. Thank you for your service brother of the badge.

Bob Reed, Retired Policed Officer
South Lake Tahoe Police Department

November 20, 2012

I, too, was honored to send my "NO PAROLE" letter on your behalf, Sgt. Haas. My continued prayers are with your family and friends

John Shultz
former federal officer

November 20, 2012

I was honored to send off my 'No Parole' letter today for you, my brother in blue. Thank you for your sacrifice and may you forever, rest in peace. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!

My prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers.


Sgt. Mitch Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

November 20, 2012

God Bless you & your family may you rest in peace Sergeant Haas

Officer . C Wilson

November 20, 2012

I someone is so bold as to kill a police officer, how can you expect them to function in normal society and not be a threat to the general population?

Detective E Lyons
DeKalb County Police, GA

November 20, 2012

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 11, 2007

We were robbed of an honorable Police Office 17 years ago today. Thank you for your courange ans your sacrifice. May your family take comfort in knowing that you will NEVER be forgotten and will FOREVER be a hero!

Sergeant, Retired
Fayetteville, AR

July 2, 2007

Heros are never forgotten. Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace.

911 Dispatcher

July 2, 2007

Time passes as time must but you are still remembered.Thank you for your service.May you Rest in Peace.

July 2, 2006

Thank you for your years of service. Rest in peace! You are not forgotten!

November 27, 2005

Fourteen yearw ago this date
Sgt. Glenn Hobart Hass lost
his life in the service
of his community, state and country.
His tragic death is a constant
reminder of the violence that
the law enforcment community
faces each and every day.
Our Department has dedicated all of our shifts today to the memory of St. Hass hoping that this small gesture will bring peace to those who knew and loved him.


Chief of Police / Olen M. Young
Wauneta PD Nebraska

July 2, 2004

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