Officer killed in shootout with suspect outside of hospital

The police department in Tell City, Indiana, is mourning the loss of one of their own after an officer was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute. The incident is currently under investigation by state authorities. The officer has been identified as Sgt. Heather Glenn, 47, while the suspect who shot her, Sean Hubert, 34, is also deceased.

According to a bulletin from state police, Sgt. Glenn attempted to arrest Hubert during the encounter. However, Hubert refused to comply, leading to a struggle. Despite Sgt. Glenn’s attempt to use an electronic-controlled weapon, it proved ineffective. In the midst of the struggle, Hubert produced a firearm and shot Sgt. Glenn. In response, officers from the Tell City Police Department and Cannelton Police Department returned fire, ultimately killing Hubert.

During a press conference covered by local outlets, Police Chief Derrick Lawalin expressed his grief over the loss of Sgt. Glenn, describing it as a “tremendous loss.” He emphasized her importance to the department, stating that she was a dear colleague and friend, and a cornerstone of their team. The incident began on Sunday when an unidentified woman, who had been involved in a domestic dispute with Hubert, sought medical attention at Perry County Memorial Hospital.

Sgt. Glenn responded to the hospital and spoke with the woman before leaving with other officers to search for Hubert. The situation escalated on Monday when the woman informed hospital staff that Hubert was heading there. Officers from Tell City, Perry County, and Cannelton, including Sgt. Glenn, rushed to the scene. Tragically, the shooting occurred at the hospital, as confirmed by Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. John Davis during the press conference.

Authorities haven’t given specific details about the circumstances of the domestic dispute or Hubert’s intentions at the hospital. Sgt. Glenn had dedicated nearly 20 years of service to both the Tell City Police Department and Perry County Sheriff’s Office. Described as a well-respected officer and pillar in her community, she will be deeply missed but not forgotten, according to her colleagues.

In a show of support, the Tell City Police Department announced that Sgt. Glenn’s police vehicle would be displayed at City Hall on Main Street, where community members could leave flowers, gifts, or pay their respects to the fallen officer in the coming days.