“She made that happen:” Local emergency nurse recognized for act of bravery honoring Cpl. Glenn Hilliard


MARDELA SPRINGS, Md. – A TidalHealth Peninsula emergency nurse was honored at the Operation We Care packing party event Sunday for her heroic act back on June 12th,
the day Wicomico County Sheriff’s Corporal Glenn Hilliard was tragically murdered in the line of duty.

Lauren Mann was the nurse responsible for having the hospital’s American flag lowered and draped across Cpl. Hilliard the night he died.

She tells us she thought quick on her feet as there was no other flag on hand and wanted Cpl. Hilliard’s legacy and memory to be honored.

The Hilliard family was also in attendance, with his wife Tashica praising Mann for her bravery.

As a result, Mann was presented with a resolution by the Maryland State Senate and a citation from Governor Larry Hogan for what they call her act of compassion. “She made that happen. It brought some type of healing then and some type of recognition that we are truly honoring Glenn Hilliard,” Maryland Senator Marybeth Carozza said.

“I’m proud of everybody who was there that night. We worked as a wonderful team and we were so strong together. I think it really shows how our community is just so loving and supportive of each other,” ER Clinical Supervisor Lauren Mann said.

Mann was also presented certificates of recognition from the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office, Wicomico County Council and Salisbury City Council.

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