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Birth: Nov. 23, 1949
Anacostia
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1971
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Officer Glen P. Fisher was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department in Washington, DC.

Date of Death: March 10, 1971
Rank: Officer
Age: 21
Years of Service: 10 months
Marital Status: Married
Children: One and one unborn
Location of Death: 625 K Street, SE

Circumstance:
Officer Fisher was part of a raiding party trying to serve a warrant at an apartment at 625 K Street, SE as they were attempting to force open the door to the apartment, the suspect opened the door and began firing at the officers. One officer was shot in the neck and Officer Fisher was fatally shot in the head. The suspect ran to the back of the apartment and then gave up without further incident.

Officer Fisher's wife was waiting for him to come home so she could announce that she was pregnant.

The below article is from the Washington Post,

WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE DATED MARCH 11, 1971, PAGE A1


SE Policeman Shot, Killed During Raid


One metropolitan policeman was fatally shot and another wounded last night when a man opened fire while the officers, members of a seven-man raiding party carrying a search warrant, attempted to enter a Southeast Washington apartment, police said.

Officer Glen P. Fisher, 21, of 2814 Erie St. SE., died at D.C. General Hospital of a gunshot wound in the head about three hours after the 8:40 p.m. raid. Officer William Freeman, 24, shot in the neck, was treated at the hospital.

Harold Lee Boggins, 23, of 625 K St. SE, was arrested in his apartment and was being held in the central cellblock on charges of homicide, assault with intent to kill a policeman and violation of the Harrison Narcotics Act, sale of heroin. Boggins is scheduled to have a hearing before a U.S. magistrate this morning.

Police refused to say if narcotics were seized during the raid.

Last night's raid was made after officers obtained a U.S. magistrates search warrant yesterday for narcotics on the basis of evidence presented by Freeman, who, along with Fisher, was a plainclothes undercover officer.

Lt. Bernard Crook, a police department spokesman, said last night that the evidence Freeman presented was the result of a two-month investigation.

Six plainclothes officers, including Fisher and Freeman, and a uniformed sergeant armed with a shotgun took part in the raid, Crook said. He gave this account of the incident:
The members of the raiding party knocked on the door of the first floor apartment, called out their identity as policemen and the fact that they had a search warrant. There was no answer, but the policemen heard a noise inside.

Freeman began beating the metal door with a sledgehammer. Suddenly, the door was pulled open from inside and the suspect began firing. His first shot from a revolver hit Freeman in the neck, and Freeman fell to the floor.

Fisher was hit in the head in a flurry of shots that followed. Officer Robert E. Neely, another of the plainclothesmen, fired one shot from his service revolver, and it lodged in the door. No other policeman fired.

After the gunfire, the suspect fled to the rear of the two-bedroom apartment where he was arrested without a struggle.

Also in the apartment at the time of the raid were a woman unidentified, and her two children, a boy, 7, and a girl (unreadable). Police said they were not related to Boggins. They were not injured during the incident.

Fisher was a native of Anacostia, where he resided. He attended Anacostia High School and served 33 months in the Marine Corps.

He was appointed to the police force in May, 1970, and was subsequently assigned to the First District Vice Squad. He is survived by his wife and an 18-month-old child.

 
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Suitland
Prince George's County
Maryland, USA
 
Created by: John Rentz
Record added: Feb 19, 2007
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Glen Patrick Fisher
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well i never knew you Glen. Though i heard you and my dad were real close. Im sorry what happend to you i know my dad carried around alot of greif and sadness loosing you. Anyway Godbless you and my old man. Im sure you guys are back together again. Love ...(Read more)
- peter fisher
 Added: Jan. 26, 2012
Semper Fi Glen. From a retired dc policeman and former Marine.
-Anonymous
 Added: Oct. 14, 2011

- John Rentz
 Added: Feb. 19, 2007
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