Published: July 18, 2018
INDIANAPOLIS (ISPA) -- Glenn Bovard was a detective with the Indiana State Police at Lowell District 13. He retired in 2007, after serving for 33 years on the department. Glenn passed away in 2012. Glenn was survived by his wife, Diane. Glenn served this county in the United States Marine Corps and was deployed to Vietnam. During his deployment, Glenn stepped on a landmine which left him hospitalized for 18 months and scarred from burns for the remainder of his life.
Upon his passing, Glenn was cremated during a memorial service and was placed atop the fireplace mantel in the Bovard home. After conversing with some friends, Diane contacted the Arlington National Cemetery with hopes that Glenn's urn could be placed on site. After a short time, a representative from the Arlington National Cemetery called Diane to let her know, that based on Glenn's military service, he would be buried in a ground plot with a full military service.
Arlington National Cemetery is the nation's premiere military cemetery and is the resting place for over 400,000 of our nation's service members and their families. Glenn Bovard was interred on May 10, 2018 and the following video honors the rightful service for this Hoosier hero.
A full story was featured in the Spring 2018 issue of Indiana's Finest magazine. For more information on the official publication of the ISPA, click here.