Deputy First Class Glenn Hilliard was shot and killed in Pittsville while attempting to arrest a man wanted on multiple felony warrants from several jurisdictions.
Deputy Hilliard saw the man leaving his apartment on Gumboro Road and attempted to arrest him. The man fled on foot and then opened fire on Deputy Hilliard as he pursued him. Deputy Hilliard was fatally wounded during the shooting.
The man continued to flee after shooting Deputy Hilliard but was arrested later in the night.
Deputy Hilliard had served with the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office for six years and had previously served with the Berlin Police Department for 10 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.