Capitol Police Officer Dies in Motorcycle Accident

By: WCTV Email
By: WCTV Email

Capitol Police Officer Motorcycle Accident Tallahassee

Wakulla County, FL - September 28, 2012 5:43 pm

Funeral arrangements are set for a local police officer who we told you about earlier this week.

Sergeant Glenn Edrington with Capitol Police was killed in a motorcycle crash.

Funeral services are Saturday, September 29 at 6:00 pm at Medart Assembly of God in Crawfordville.

Those in Sgt. Edrington's brotherhood with Capitol Police say he was truly a great man.

The Florida Highway Patrol say 49-year old Edrington was killed while off duty, just before 5:00 pm, Wednesday in Wakulla County.

Troopers say Edrington was hit by a truck at the intersection of County Road 61 and Cajer Posey Road. He later died at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.

The Capitol Police Director says his first thought when he got the call was disbelief.

Dennis Bustle, Capitol Police Director: "who would joke about something like this? I realized this could not be a joke. I couldn't believe it. It's difficult."

The accident report shows Edrington was not wearing a helmet, and that charges are pending for driver of the pick up Aaron Davis.

Edrington worked with the Florida Department for 25 years.

Bustle described Sgt.Edrington as a very ethical man.

He says he'll be greatly missed by his friends and loved ones, and says the community doesn't know it, but it will miss Edrington as well.
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Wakulla County, FL - September 28, 2012 4:59 pm

Funeral plans are now set for a local police officer killed in a motorcycle crash.

Sergeant Glenn Edrington worked with the Florida Capitol Police.

Sergeant Edrington worked for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement since 1988. He was a supervisor of bike patrol unit with the Capitol Police.

The Florida highway patrol say 49-year old Edrington was killed, while off duty, just before 5:00 pm Wednesday in Wakulla County.

Troopers say Edrington was hit by a truck at the intersection of county road 61 and Cajer Posey road.

He later died at Tallahassee memorial hospital.

The accident report shows he was not wearing a helmet, and that charges are pending for driver of the pick up, Aaron Davis.

Services for Officer Edrington will be tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Medart Assembly of God in Crawfordville.
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Message from FDLE Commissioner Gerald Bailey Regarding Capitol Police Sgt. Glenn Edrington

Members,

It is with profound sadness that I inform you of the death of Capitol Police Sergeant Glenn Edrington. He was off duty yesterday, riding his motorcycle, and was involved in a fatal collision.

Glenn started his Capitol Police career in 1988 as a security officer. He was one of the first members of the Capitol Police Bike Squad when he was promoted to law enforcement officer in 1996. In 1999, he was promoted again to law enforcement investigator II and was responsible for Capitol Police hiring and criminal investigations. He transitioned to law enforcement sergeant in 2005, overseeing the bike squad and security at the Southwood Capital Circle office complex. Glenn also oversaw the Reserve Law Enforcement Officer program.

He was a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy. During his 29 years of military service, he was a reservist with numerous active duty tours, the last one in Iraq. Glenn was a realtor and member of the motorcycle club, Tallahassee HOG. A resident of Crawfordville, he graduated from Florida State University in 1993 with a B.S. in criminology.

Glenn’s co-workers say he was the kind of person who would “give you the shirt off his back” and was always there for his friends in times of need.

Keep Glenn's family in your prayers. He leaves behind a wife, Diane, three sons: Matt Ray, Cameron Ray and Brennan Ray, his father John and sisters Vickie Edrington and Edith Taylor.

Moments like this cause us to reflect on our own lives. Law enforcement jobs are always demanding. Take time today to support and appreciate your family and fellow FDLE members.

Jerry
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Crawfordville, FL - September 26, 2012

A Crawfordville man was killed in a car accident around 4:51pm on Wednesday, September 26, 2012.

Florida Highway Patrol says 49 year old Glenn Edrington was heading north on County Road 61, toward Cajer Posey Road when another vehicle turning left on Cajer Posey hit him.

Edrington was taken to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital where he later died.

The other driver was not hurt.


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