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Fallen officer’s wife thanks community for love and support

As she prepares to say her final goodbyes to her husband and her children say their final goodbyes to their father, the wife of slain Phoenix Police David Glasser took time Wednesday to say thank you to the community.

In an open letter released by the Phoneix Police Department, Kristen Glasser wrote about how much the support from the community has meant to her and her family during this difficult time.

May 25, 2016

From the moment I received the devastating news about my husband, I have been given an unbelievable amount of genuine love and support from so many people.  I want to take a moment to express my sincerest gratitude to all who have prayed for my family this past week. I know that the strength I need, can only come from God.

My kids and I lost our most favorite person.  David was an incredible husband and father, and the pain we are feeling is indescribable.  However, the love and support we’ve received eases a little of that pain – so thank you.

My thoughts and prayers are also with all of the other law enforcement families, as I know during these times it brings back the fear and realities of the job they courageously go into each day.

I also want everyone to know how much I appreciate the support from the Phoenix Police Department, the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital, the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association (PLEA), The 100 Club, and a host of private organizations and entities, the public safety officers and the entire community that have wrapped their arms around my family.  The support has been overwhelming in the best possible way.

Thank you for your encouragement and all you have done to honor David.


Kristen Glasser

Glasser was shot by a burglary suspect last week and later died the following day. His funeral is scheduled for Thursday morning at Christ’s Church of the Valley near Happy Valley Road and 67th Avenue. When services conclude, a funeral procession will take Glasser’s body to the Phoenix Memorial Park and Cemetery, located near Seventh Avenue and the Loop 101.

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