Chief Joseph Yahner of the Phoenix Police Department in Arizona sadly reports the death of Officer David Glasser.
Officer Glasser, 35, and five other officers responded to a home invasion in progress call where a resident called 911 to report that his son was stealing property from his home. Officer Glasser located the suspect sitting inside his vehicle which was parked in the driveway of the residence.
Officer Glasser approached the vehicle to make contact with the suspect and was immediately met with gunfire. The five other officers returned gunfire killing the suspect. Unconfirmed reports indicate that the suspect had stolen several weapons from his father’s house and waited in the driveway to ambush responding officers. It was reported that the suspect wanted to “shoot it out with the police”.
Officer Glasser was treated at the scene for his gunshot wounds and then flown via medivac helicopter to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in critical condition. A Phoenix Police Helicopter flew Officer Glasser’s family to be by his side while he was being treated in the Emergency Room and during surgery. Officer Glasser remained in the intensive care unit and eventually succumbed to his injuries the following day.
Officer Glasser was a twelve year veteran of the Phoenix Police Department and was assigned to the Maryvale Precinct. He also served on the Neighborhood Enforcement Team. He is survived by his wife and two young children, a son and a daughter.
Officer David Glasser-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Thursday, May 19, 2016.
Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow
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