Patrol Commander Reveals Affair

North Carolina's Highway Patrol commander has dealt with sexual misconduct by troopers and has now revealed he was transferred in 1987 because of an extramarital affair.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that Commander Randy Glover acknowledged the affair Monday. Last month Glover and other officials wrote an e-mail to troopers urging them to be "morally and ethically beyond reproach" after a string of sex scandals and criminal charges among patrol members.

Glover told the News & Observer that his ex-wife caught him in an off-duty relationship with a Harnett County sheriff's dispatcher in 1987. The patrol transferred Glover, who is now remarried. Gov. Beverly Perdue appointed Glover commander after his predecessor retired in June. Glover says Perdue knew about the affair.

Glover is a native of Nashville in Nash County. He also served as a trooper in New Bern.


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  • by Not Above The Law Location: RMNC on Oct 26, 2009 at 01:30 AM
    Maybe you need to go back and read your own comments. You clearly said that "You seem like a person that wanted to do something that mattered to society but failed." This seems to me as if you ARE saying that if you are not a cop or fireman or such that you don't matter. And I didn't say that your family doesn't matter, I said that I know some officers that put their job before their family. It is you that doesn't listen very well.
  • by Law Enforcement Location: somewhere on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:50 AM
    To Not Above The Law........first of all you don't know my family life and family does come first and the pay doesn't matter. I do it to help people and actually enjoy the few times someone thanks me. There are plenty officers that do things we dont like, then again there are just as many doctors, lawyers, and other jobs that dont deserve respect either. So before you go and say I dont put family first read all the comments and get your story together.........
  • by ANON @ 3:29 PM Location: Area on Oct 23, 2009 at 09:23 AM
    To XOXOXO: The Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary, 11th edition, page 295, definition 2: a stupid, vulgar, or insensitive person. I didn't ever mean to insinuate you were mentally retarded, but I do believe you are ignorant if you "really believe" everyone in law enforcement fits into the picture you paint of us. I clearly stated there are prople in law enforcement who should not be in the profession. But there are also people in your profession who need to be doing something else. I also will pretty much listen to your discourse and not arrest you for having an opinion. I also believe you have had an encounter with one of the "young guns" who believes the badge gives him/her the instant wisdom to accurately access the situation and make judgements that are never wrong. So, I understand why you and many others feel that way. But, we are ALL not like that. Too bad we will never meet and have a rational conversation. We might actually like each other and we could even be friends.
  • by Not Above The Law Location: RMNC on Oct 22, 2009 at 11:31 PM
    To Law Enforcement: Where do you get off telling someone that isn't a police officer or a fireman that they do not do anything that matters to society? I know several policemen that do not deserve the respect you speak of. Just because you wear a badge doesn't make you more worthy of respect than some of the other hard working people. If you don't like your pay and/or given respect, quit. I work hard for my family and passed on a career as an EMT because I could make more money in the field I went into. My job is not glamorous but it helps me support the MOST important thing in life, MY FAMILY. And by "my family" I am speaking of my wife and children. Some officers I know are devout family men but some others place the "badge" first. The "blue" may be you brothers but your family matters more.
  • by Law Enforcement Location: Somehere on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:18 PM
    To XOXOXOXO i doubt u do anything like our job. The reason is you have no respect for authority or seem to be someone that could follow directions given. You seem like a person that wanted to do something that mattered to society but failed.......sorry.
  • by anon Location: duplin co on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:09 PM
    This is so messed up ....They can over look what this man done but they let a trooper go for showing a picture
  • by T Location: Washington on Oct 22, 2009 at 03:09 PM
    If anyone should know about the right to remain silent, this dude certainly should have excersed that right. Confess to a priest, tree, goat, or whatever. MORON!
  • by william Location: rocky mount on Oct 22, 2009 at 01:55 PM
    It's becoming the latest fad of machismo to come out and admit that "I'm the man. I've been with lots of chicks." How often do we see this in the media nowadays? And all it leads to is publicity to soothe the ego of the men involved. If the women involved were put on the news they would become instant harlots and be brought to tears by an insatiable desire for humans to smear someone else to no end. As for the other mentioned patrol story, Varnell was wrong. The media and "social networking" is not an outlet of defense; that is what the court system is for. You would think a law enforcement officer would know that wouldn't you? Yes our society is plagued with crime and RM is close to top of the list, so this is an excuse for bad judgement by a law enforcement officer?
  • by xoxoxo Location: eastern NC on Oct 22, 2009 at 07:11 AM
    to anonymous: do you even know what a cretin is? You don't like the fact that I have correctly idientfied your profession as what it really is...codified gangs...I understand the need for enforcement/ implementation of the rules of society,,,and by your own words impley that this " cretin" should not be in his position..I am not bitter, like I said you wear a badge, no trust...and I am in s profession that when I walk out the door I might not come back also, or worse..and also if you show up at what I do I have to provide you services...BTW a cretin is a person w/ congential hypothyroidism...your badge is your shield aginst honest,open discourse/disagreement as to what and how you do things..if we were on the street and I said this to you, no doubt you would arrest me...the 1st amendment be damned...
  • by Rosebud Location: Lagrange on Oct 22, 2009 at 06:10 AM
    How many of you do not have skeltons hanging in YOUR closet???????????????
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