Sergeant
Glen Russell Hosier
Indiana State Police
Monday, April 26, 1971

Age: 44
Served: 22 years, 11 months
Badge #:
Panel 13W, Line 11
Panel L28, Line 8

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, April 13, 1971
10:10 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
13 days
Incident Location:
268 West Canal Street, Peru
Incident County:
Miami
Incident Township:
Peru
Weapon Used:
.32-caliber handgun
Suspect Disposition:
Shot and killed
Burial Place:
Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport

   Sergeant Glen Hosier was shot and killed while searching for a homicide suspect at a residence in Peru.

   A warrant had been issued for a suspect who had been seen arguing with a female the night before she was found shot to death. After being notified that the suspect was in a residence, Sergeant Hosier and officers from the Peru Police Department and Miami County Sheriff's Department surrounded the house and began to search.

   As Sergeant Hosier came to the top of the stairs and turned a corner, he was shot in the head at close range by the suspect and died 13 days later from his wounds.

   The ex-convict, who had served time in prison for manslaughter, was shot by other officers during a gunbattle that ensued and was later found dead in the residence after tear gas bombs had caught the house on fire.

   Sergeant Hosier, from Logansport, was assigned to the Peru post. He also had served with the Logansport Police Department as a police officer for seven years. Sergeant Hosier was survived by his wife, son and two daughters.

Military Service


United States Navy
World War II

Shore Patrol

Memorial Tribute

• In 2001, the Glen R. Hosier Memorial Bridge, formerly the Market Street Bridge was dedicated in his honor in Logansport.



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