Delaware County Pays Tribute to Captain Glenn A. Bixby Jr.

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Released: January 11, 2023

Dozens of Delaware County employees lined Front Street in Media to pay tribute to Captain Glenn A. Bixby, Jr., who was laid to rest on January 11.

The tribute was held during Captain Bixby’s funeral procession and included a radio transmission for Captain Bixby’s final call and the playing of traditional bagpipes.

Captain Bixby began his career serving Delaware County in May of 1970, working in the District Attorney’s Office radio room at the young age of 19.

In March of 1974, he transferred to the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office under Sheriff John Taylor. He rose through the ranks to Sergeant (1983), Lieutenant (early 2006), and Captain (2006) until his retirement in June of 2014. Captain Bixby’s retirement did not last long. He became the Sherriff’s Real Estate consultant from July 2014 until final retirement in March of 2021. He was known for his knowledge of every street in Delaware County.

Captain Bixby served the residents of Delaware County with honor and distinction for 51 years, serving under eight different Sheriffs. His love of the Sheriff’s Office was surpassed only by his love for his family; his wife, Maureen of 41 years, his son, Glenn Bixby, III (Michelle) and his three grandchildren. He was born and raised in Morton; serving as a part-time police officer, various positions with the Morton (Morton-Rutledge) Firehouse, and other notable political positions. Captain Bixby is now at peace with his lifelong partner and friend, Sgt. Wilbur Smith, and his parents, perhaps sharing memories of the Mummers and doing the Mummers strut.

Rest in Peace Officer Bixby.

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