In May of 2016, Officer David Glasser, 35, and other officers of the Phoenix Police Department responded to a 911 call where the reporting party said his son was stealing items from their home.

Glasser approached a vehicle to make contact with the suspect. Sadly, he was immediately met with gunfire. Other officers returned fire killing the suspect, but not before Glasser was severely wounded, LET reported In Memoriam last year.

Glasser was flown via Medivac helicopter to St. Joseph’s Medical Center in critical condition. A Phoenix police helicopter flew his family to be by his side while he was being treated in the emergency room and during surgery. Despite their best efforts, the 12-year veteran passed away the following day.

His wife and two young children, a son and a daughter survived Glasser.

This week, the Glasser family along with members of Phoenix Police Department journeyed to Washington D.C. for Police Week and the National Law Enforcement Officer’s Memorial. Along with many others, their family was able to see a cherished loved one honored.

The Glasser family also had a chance to meet POTUS as shown below:

During the president’s speech, you might remember him tossing a hat to young boy. Here we see David Glasser’s son, Micah, proudly wearing his gift from President Trump. 

(Photo courtesy Phoenix Police Department Twitter)