The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the loss of one of their deputies this morning after attempting to apprehend a fugitive in nearby Pittsville, Maryland on Sunday.
Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard, a 16-year veteran on the force, was gunned down while while attempting to apprehend a suspect who was wanted for several felony warrants. The suspect, identified as Austin Davidson, fled the scene. After an extensive manhunt, the suspect was apprehended.
“The days ahead will be challenging, but for now, we are mourning the loss of an incredible human being. Deputy Glenn Hilliard was a son, a husband and a father to three beautiful children, a brother to those he worked with, and an exemplary public servant to the citizens of Wicomico County and to the State of Maryland” The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office says in a statement. “Our hearts and prayers go out to Glenn’s family during this difficult time.”
Officer Hilliard would have celebrated his 42nd birthday on June 22. The sheriff’s office say they are heartbroken over his “senseless and tragic murder”.