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Funeral Services Held for Former Medford Police Chief

Glen Johnston joined the Medford Police Department in 1962, serving as chief from 1984 to 1988. He passed away this year on January 20.

Posted: Jan 29, 2019 4:51 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — People paid their respects to a pillar of the community on Monday and Tuesday as the loved ones of former Medford Police Chief Glen Johnston held funeral services.

According to Johnston's obituary at Perl Funeral Home, he was born in Tucson, Arizona during 1938. He served in the Air Force from 1957 to 1961 before joining the Secret Service as a driver for Air Force top brass in Washington, D.C.

While visiting family in Central Point during the summer of 1962, a police officer encouraged Johnston to relocate and apply for the Medford Police Department (MPD). Johnston became an officer in July of 1962.

It was there that Johnston met his future wife, Hildegard Prom, who was also a police officer. They were married in 1964.

"Through the years, Glen worked his way up the ranks at the Police Department, eventually becoming the Chief of Police from 1984 to 1988," Johnston's obituary reads.

Johnston and his wife had four children, most of whom still reside in Medford.

"Glen was an avid reader, a historian, a music lover, and a gardener, with a particular interest in growing okra. Glen was passionate, caring, and hilarious. Glen always had a soft spot for children and pets," the obituary says.

Johnston died on Sunday, January 20 — "at his home, surrounded by his family." He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Viewings and the rosary were held at Perl Funeral Home Chapel on Monday. Johnston's service was held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church on Tuesday, followed by a graveside service at Eagle Point National Cemetery.

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