In the wake of the tragic shooting death of Tell City Police Sergeant Heather Glenn, her beloved pet dog, a 5-year-old dachshund named “Weenie,” has found a new home just in time for Christmas.
Weenie had been surrendered to the River’s Edge Animal Shelter in Cannelton, Indiana, due to difficulties adjusting to life with children in the house.
Vanderburgh County Prosecutor Diana Moers, moved by Weenie’s story, decided to open her heart and home to the canine companion.
“Sergeant Glenn quite literally gave her life for her community, and the least we can do is make sure her animal is taken care of,” Moers expressed.
The dachshund, now named “Goose,” underwent a vet checkup on December 15, where she received treatment for malnourishment and fleas.
The costs of the initial checkup were covered by donations from a member of the community.
Moers and her husband, Kyhle, are dedicated to nursing Goose back to health, feeding him four times a day by hand with a fork.
Despite Goose’s initial thinness, the couple has observed positive signs of recovery. “The little buddy’s already starting to get his energy back,” Kyhle Moers remarked.
Diana Moers encouraged everyone to have a plan for their animals in case of unexpected circumstances. She also said that the community needs to step up in such situations.
Goose, now a part of a household with six other dogs, is assured a forever home.
“He’s here forever now. We’ll make sure he’s well taken care of, and he’s got some brothers and sisters to spend his life with, too,” Diana said.
Sergeant Heather Glenn lost her life while responding to a disturbance at Perry County Memorial Hospital in July.
A domestic dispute investigation involving Glenn and 34-year-old Sean Hubert culminated in the fatal exchange of gunfire between officers and Hubert.
Both Glenn and Hubert succumbed to their injuries at the scene.
Tell City Police Chief Derrick Lawalin expressed the profound loss suffered by the department, describing Sergeant Glenn as a “cornerstone” and a dear friend.
Glenn, who had served nearly 20 years with the Perry County Sheriff’s Office and the Tell City Police Department, was a trailblazer as the first full-time female Tell City police officer.
She also initiated the department’s youth program, leaving an indelible mark on the community.
The tight-knit Tell City community has been deeply affected by the loss of Sergeant Glenn, remembering her for her unwavering dedication, respect for others, and her infectious smile.
Friends and community members continue to grapple with the shock of the tragedy.
As the community mourns the loss of a dedicated officer, the heartwarming story of Goose finding a new home has brought joy to the holiday season.