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Rightsell Family Relief

$10,100 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 168 people in 4 months
Created December 31, 2018
On December 28,2018 our stepfather Glenn Rightsell stopped on the side of US 231 near Crawfordsville, IN to fix my sister’s car which had broken down earlier that day. It had already been tagged with a warning sticker to be towed. He had contacted the Crawfordsville Police Department and asked them not to tow it until he had the chance to work on it. He said it was a 5min fix. They told him that their department had not tagged it and it was most likely Indiana State Police that had. The trooper who had tagged the vehicle earlier came back as he saw my stepfather there in his rental Dodge Challenger with the trunk open to get tools out of and the hood of my sisters vehicle was also open as he was working underneath it. Glenn was legally carrying his pistol on his back in a holster as he does on a daily basis. The officer claims that he approached Glenn ,identified himself and gave verbal commands that he did not follow, and that he reached for his gun. As Glenn turned around to face him he was shot in the face and fell to the ground, (his pistol still in holster) where he laid for several minutes bleeding as the officer called for backup. When the other officers arrived they drew their weapons at him and all stood around as they checked both of the empty vehicles for other people. They then made him on his knees come towards them at least 150ft. An eyewitness and our only ounce of hope for justice was then recording the situation. Medical personnel never came to the scene and he was made to get on his feet and into the back of a police vehicle where he was finally transported to a local hospital and he died. My family was told he had been shot and was being flown to Indianapolis and my mother was halfway there when we found out that never happened. He was in Crawfordsville the entire time. He was savable and never got the medical attention he deserved. My family arrived at the hospital and never even got to see him. My mother never got to say goodbye. We were surrounded by officers whom showed no remorse, compassion, or offered their condolences. He died for nothing. He died alone. He was executed for helping his daughter get her car going. He was the sole provider of his family. And now we are all left with unanswered questions and hearts that will forever be broken.
As we try to grieve and pay for an unexpected funeral...this officer is on paid administrative leave.
We need help, support, and justice. If you can find it in your hearts to help my mother through this please do so and share so that justice may be served.
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We are overwhelmed with the support and the fact that yesterday 180 bikes rode behind Glenn to his final resting place. The music and words at his service were amazing, and the weather was remarkably warm and sunny. Never in my life have I experienced a day in January so beautiful. We are humbled by the kindness and donations from each and every single person, not only on here but in person, the flowers sent, the meals provided, the plots donated at the graveside by Bud, and the helmet the bikers passed around yesterday. In a tragedy like this to see this brotherhood come together all for Glenn was nothing short of miraculous.
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As the details of this case emerge it causes more and more pain for my family. My stepfather was senselessly shot and could have been spared his precious life but was treated inhumane and suffered tremendously in his last 2 hours of life. Nobody had to die that night, nobody had to be shot and definitely not shot in the face and left to die.
The support from everyone is the only hope we have. Glenn did not have life insurance and because he was senselessly killed my mother who does not even have a job is left scraping for the funds to bury her husband. The ISP is not offering to cover any part of funeral expenses.
We want to thank all of you who have helped and prayed. Please keep praying the the truth will emerge and that justice will prevail. God Bless each and everyone of you.
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We are overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness behind our family in the midst of the most horrific tragedy we have ever experienced. Today as I was scrolling through Glenn’s Facebook page I came across this ❤️I wanted to share and say that even in his tragic death I was led to hope
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$10,100 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 168 people in 4 months
Created December 31, 2018
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