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Former Jax Sheriff Glover Being Inducted Into Law Enforcement Hall Of Fame

Edward Waters College file photo
Nathaniel Glover

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) announced Thursday that former Jacksonville Sheriff Nathaniel Glover will be inducted Saturday, May 15, into the Law Enforcement Officers’ Hall of Fame.Glover served as Jacksonville’s sheriff from 1995 to 2003 after starting his police career in 1966, according to WJCT News partner News4Jax. During his time as sheriff, Glover put an emphasis on community policing. He established citizen advisory councils and had officers’ names put on their patrol cars.

He would go on to become the president of Edward Waters College in Jacksonville before announcing in 2017 that he would be retiring from the historically Black college.

A livestream of Saturday’s induction ceremony in Tallahassee will be begin at 10 a.m. on The Florida Channel and also streamed live on FDLE’s Facebook page.  FDLE Commissioner Rick Swearingen will preside over the ceremony.

The ceremony will honor inductees from 2020 and 2021. Other inductees from arcross Florida will be:

 2020 inductees

Lawrence W. Crow Jr. – Lakeland Police Department, Polk County Sheriff’s Office

James M. Gabbard – West Palm Beach and Vero Beach Police Departments

William Liquori – Orlando and Altamonte Springs Police Departments

William “Jay” Romine – Holmes Beach Police Department

Donna Uzzell – Tallahassee Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

2021 Inductees

Irving Heller – Miami-Dade and North Bay Village Police Departments

Sidney R. Klein – Miami-Dade Sheriff’s Department, Clearwater Police Department

Edward M. Spooner – Quincy PD, Gadsden Sheriff’s Office, Florida Department of Law Enforcement

John M. Spottswood – Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

Bill Bortzfield can be reached at or on Twitter at @BortzInJax.

Bill joined WJCT News in September of 2017 from The Florida Times-Union, where he served in a variety of multimedia journalism positions.