Barbara Glaser was a 35 year employee of the Douglas County Department of Corrections
Mills County Sheriff's officials say the 61-year-old Glaser was killed Thursday afternoon in her ice and snow slickened driveway in Pacific Junction.
Sergeant Kim Clark says Glaser was in her car when it got stuck on her steep driveway. Clark says Glaser put the vehicle in park, shut it off and got out. But the car started to slide down the driveway and struck Glaser. It knocked her down, hit an embankment and then rolled over on her.
Glaser was pronounced dead at the scene. Glaser had been the Corrections Programs Administrator since 1989. Glaser worked with hundreds of volunteers, who came into the jail to provide inmate programming and services.
Last August she was honored by the Douglas County Board for 35 years of service and was the county’s longest-serving corrections employee. Director of Corrections, Mark Foxall, Ph.D., pointed out that her legacy is about much more than the length of her service.
“Barbara Glaser was a pioneer in corrections,” Foxall said. “She was instrumental in the jail’s development of programs to educate and rehabilitate offenders. Many of the innovative programs we offer today started with her vision.”
In honor of Glaser, Foxall has ordered flags at the Douglas County Department of Corrections to be flown at half-staff.