Partner of Missouri State Trouper killled on duty seeks spousal benefits
The partner of a Missouri State Police trooper killed in the line of duty says he is entitled to the same benefits as other survivors. Trooper Dennis Englehard (pictured with Kelly Glossip – his committed partner of 15 years) died in the line of duty on Christmas day 2009.
Englehard was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while on an accident call. Kelly Glossip and the ACLU filed a lawsuit, because Glossip believes he’s entitled to spousal benefits offered to others whose mates are also killed in the line of duty for the Highway Patrol.
The couple owned a house together, shared bank accounts and lived as a couple.