Elected officials and local agencies pay tribute to Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Hilliard – CBS Baltimore

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) – Tributes from elected leaders and government agencies are pouring in following the death of Wicomico County Sheriff’s Deputy Glenn Hilliard, who was fatally shot in Pittsville.

Austin Davidson, a 20-year-old Delmar resident, was taken into custody following an extensive manhunt, authorities said. He was charged with first and second degree murder, first and second degree assault, reckless endangerment and use of a firearm in the commission of a violent crime.

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Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis said Hilliard worked in multiple divisions of the sheriff’s office, most recently transferred to patrol duties at his request.

Gov. Larry Hogan asked the people of Maryland to keep Hillard’s family, the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Department and law enforcement officers across the state in their prayers.

“This is the most painful reminder of the risks our law enforcement officers face as they answer the call to serve every day,” he said.

He later added, “When I met Deputy Hilliard’s wife she asked me to say what a good man he was and that he died doing what he loved.”

The governor ordered that all state flags be reduced to half mast.

Here are more statements from Maryland officials.

US Senator Chris Van Hollen

Adrienne Jones, Speaker of the House

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Attorney General Brian Frosh

Controller Peter Franchot

Steuart Pittman, Anne Arundel County Manager

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski Jr.

Maryland State Police

Anne Arundel County Police Department

Baltimore County Police Department

The Maryland Natural Resources Police

Harford County Sheriff’s Office

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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, where Hilliard attended college

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