Maryland Deputy Killed In The Line Of Duty While In Pursuit Of Fugitive

Maryland sheriff’s deputy Glenn Hilliard shot and killed while attempting to capture fugitive – CBS News

A sheriff deputy from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office was shot and killed while attempting to apprehend a fugitive on Sunday.

Glenn Hilliard, 41, was a 16-year veteran of law enforcement. He was recently transferred back to patrol after requesting to be on the field, the sheriff’s office said.

The officer responded to an apartment complex based on a tip that the fugitive he was looking for stayed there. Hillard’s body camera revealed that the suspect fired 3 rounds at the officer, one of which struck and killed Hillard.

Austin Davidson, 20, was wanted for questioning regarding an officer-involved shooting. He was later located and arrested after the death of Hillard. The suspect was captured after an extensive manhunt by dozens of law enforcement officers.

Austin J. Davidson, 20, is charged with first- and second-degree murder in connection with Hilliard’s death.

According to police charging documents, Davidson confessed to shooting Hilliard and posted what he did to a friend’s social media account. He had a semi-automatic gun and several magazines on his person when he committed the crime.

The sheriff’s office said it was heartbroken over the murder and would support those who knew and loved Glenn. Glenn Hilliard was remembered as an “incredible human being” and will be greatly missed.

A candlelight vigil will be held Monday night at 7 p.m. at Arthur W. Perdue (Shorebirds) Stadium in Salisbury to honor fallen Wicomico County Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard.


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    1. Maryland sheriff’s deputy Glenn Hilliard shot and killed while attempting to capture fugitive  CBS News
    2. Wicomico County Deputy Killed In Pittsville Shooting, Suspect In Custody  WJZ
    3. Maryland deputy shot, killed while chasing fugitive; manhunt leads to suspect’s capture  Fox News
    4. Candlelight Vigil Monday Night for Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard  WBOC TV 16
    5. Wicomico County Sheriff deputy dies in the line of duty, suspect identified  WBAL TV Baltimore