Night Patrolman
Otto John Glissman
Greendale Police Department
Saturday, December 19, 1942

Age: 56
Served: 10 months
Badge #:
Military Service:
Not Included
Not Included

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicular assault
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, December 19, 1942
02:10 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:

Incident County:
Dearborn
Incident Township:

Weapon Used:
Automobile (alcohol involved)
Suspect Info:
Acquitted
Burial Location:
Greendale Cemetery, Greendale

   Night Patrolman Otto Glissman was struck and killed by an intoxicated driver on Ridge Avenue.

   A 19-year-old driver and his six companions were being flagged down by Night Patrolman Glissman for having only one headlight. The teens, who later stated they did not see the officer until it was too late to avoid hitting him, struck Night Patrolman Glissman with the vehicle's bumper. His body was thrown into the windshield where he suffered a skull fracture and died instantly.

   The driver, who was under the influence of alcohol, was charged with manslaughter but was later acquitted by a jury.

   Night Patrolman Glissman was survived by his wife, 11-year-old daughter, father, two brothers and six sisters.