Concord Point Lighthouse Glows Blue For Fallen Officer
HAVRE DE GRACE, MD — After a Wicomico County deputy was gunned down in the line of duty in Pittsville, Md., the city of Havre de Grace has illuminated the Concord Point Lighthouse blue.
City officials announced the lighthouse was lit blue Monday night in honor of Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard, a 16-year veteran law enforcement officer who police said was shot during a foot chase Sunday night while trying to apprehend a fugitive.
"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 said in a statement. "As an organization, we are heartbroken over this senseless and tragic murder. This loss exacts an enormous emotional toll on the Sheriff's Office family, but we will do what is necessary and proper to honor Glenn and support those who knew and loved him."
The officer would have turned 42 on June 22.
Gov. Larry Hogan ordered all Maryland and American flags lowered to half-staff in honor of Hilliard.
Austin Jacob Allen Davidson, 20, of Delmar, has been charged with first- and second-degree murder, first- and second-degree assault, reckless endangerment and using a firearm in a felony crime in connection with the officer's death, police said.
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