Slain deputy remembered as friend, role model, protector
SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — A Maryland sheriff’s deputy who was fatally shot last week as he tried to arrest a fugitive is being remembered as a protector, a father and a beloved friend with an infectious smile
News outlets report that friends, family, dignitaries and more than 1,000 officers from Maryland, Delaware and other states attended Tuesday's funeral for Wicomico County sheriff’s deputy Cpl. Glenn Hilliard in Salisbury.
Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford described Hilliard as “one of our true heroes."
It's been an emotional day as we honored the life of a true hero, Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Hilliard.— Boyd Rutherford (@BoydKRutherford) June 21, 2022
I spoke on behalf of the state at his funeral, as hundreds gathered to pay tribute to him. His sacrifice, courage, and 18 years of service will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/Vm69XZslkW
Hilliard was fatally shot June 12 while trying to arrest a man wanted on multiple felony warrants at an apartment complex in Pittsville.
The District of Maryland attended the Celebration of Life Ceremony for DFC Glenn R. Hilliard. Deputy Hilliard supported the USMS Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force and served as a fugitive investigator for the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office for four years. pic.twitter.com/yU1kr9OOEY— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) June 22, 2022