Former Greenville Police Chief Glenn Cannon Dies

Former Greenville Police Chief Glenn Cannon passed away Sunday at Vidant Medical Center.

Cannon was the Chief of Police in Greenville for 12 years before he retired in 1983, after a total of 29 years with the force. He had been living in Havelock for the last few years since his wife died.

Cannon's daughter says he had surgery to repair a ruptured aneurysm, but died from complications.

Cannon's funeral will be Thursday at 2:00 pm at First Free Will Baptist Church in Greenville.

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  • by Karen Location: Blairsville, GA on Mar 19, 2012 at 02:33 PM
    God Bless this man and his Family! What a wonderful granddaughter he has in Caitlin.
  • by Proud RN at Vidant Medical Center on Mar 14, 2012 at 12:08 AM
    The condition of a rupture of the largest artery in the body is life threating on admission. The surgery for this condition is to stop the perfuse bleeding. The golden hour for this condition is shorter than 60 min. Only God can save a patient with this condition. God called him home.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 09:07 PM
    I am a relative of Glenn's, and my heart goes out to his family, and his two girls especially, who have been all that a father would have wanted or desired. Glenn's health was not the best, snd he lived longer than the family and doctors thought he would before he had this surgery . Please lets not play the blame game!! God was ready to take him home, and when your time comes, no matter what doctors, nurses, etc, do, nothing is going to help.
  • by gville72 Location: Gville on Mar 13, 2012 at 08:45 PM
    Too bad Chief Anderson didn't take lessons from him, as he kept crime at minimal and ran a great GPD and was highly respected by the citizens and his "troops". Thoughts and prayers to his family in this difficult time.
  • by nurse Location: enc on Mar 13, 2012 at 05:49 PM
    I am so sick of the people in this area that at EVERY chance they get,run down our hospital. This arrogant people know nothing about the benchmarks the hospital has. Did you all catch the story earlier this week that we are the only hospital IN THE NATION that screens patients at admission for mrsa so that the patient can be treated and on isolation precautions as to isolate the COMMUNITY acquired staph. People are so quick to jab at the hospital every chance they get. Where this man's surgery took place is in the top 2% for patient satisfaction in the country. If you want to go to another hospital,by all means go,however quit shooting off at the mouth at mine that you know nothing about.
  • by Vickie Location: Grimesland on Mar 13, 2012 at 09:16 AM
    You always hear negative from the pessimistic.I have MANY stories to tell,of LIFE SAVING techniques and surgeries!
  • by DoctorKildear Location: Kinston on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:04 AM
    Seems like dealing with an aneurysm would be tricky business to start with. Plus, like any surgery, anytime you "go under" it's a trip you may not return from. Sympathies to the family.
  • by Chuck Location: Greenville on Mar 13, 2012 at 07:00 AM
    I have known him like forever.He was a good & Honest man.He knew how to run a police dept. the right way. He was from the old school.As Cheif,He was visable & Accesable. He will be missed. Greenville was blessed to have him as chief.
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      by John Boy on Mar 13, 2012 at 01:18 PM in reply to Chuck
      He was great and the pd under him got alot of respect from the public.
  • by anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 05:58 AM
    Not knowing the specifics of the procedure, how can you know the doctors made a mistake? Focus on the fact the family has lost a loved one. That is the main idea of the story. My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
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      by The Wise One on Mar 13, 2012 at 06:10 AM in reply to anonymous
      I agree. These people likely have no knowledge of the risks or prognosis of the procedure. They only see an opportunity to bash doctors. The best soldiers sometimes get killed in battle, correct? The same goes with surgeons; when a risky procedure is done, there is always a chance that the patient may not survive. Let his family heal during their time of loss.
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      by Nana on Mar 13, 2012 at 06:18 AM in reply to anonymous
      Totally agree...Sorry to hear of Chief Cannon's death. My late mother in law worked with him many years ago at GPD and always spoke very highly of him. Sincere condolences to the family.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 13, 2012 at 05:45 AM
    Prayers for the family. Wonder if it was staph or MRSA he contracted, or just bad surgery.
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