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

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

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Vehicular assault
Date/Time of Incident:
Saturday, December 19, 1942
01:15 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
705 Ridge Avenue, Greendale
Incident County:
Incident Township:
Weapon Used:
Motor vehicle
Suspect Disposition:
Burial Place:
Greendale Cemetery, Greendale

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

   He was attempting to flag down a vehicle for operating with only one headlight when he was struck by its bumper. Night Patrolman Glissman was thrown into the windshield where he suffered a skull fracture and died instantly.

   The driver and his six companions made statements they did not see the officer until it was too late to avoid hitting him.

   The 19-year-old 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.

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This officer, discovered in 2010, has not been submitted for consideration as an eligible line of duty death to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund by the Greendale Police Department.

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