Doug Nitek Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputy


The man convicted of killing Rusk County Sheriff’s deputy, Dan Glaze will serve life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Doug Nitek appeared in Rusk County Court Wednesday surrounded by family and friends of deputy Glaze.

Nitek’s defense said he is very remorseful, and the defense also said Nitek needed a parole to get a job in prison.

The defense also spoke on the loss that Doug Nitek’s family is feeling, as well as Glaze’s family. 

Those who spoke on behalf of Dan Glaze included his wife, Sarah, his aunt, and Sheriff Jeffery Wallace.

“I’ve put my son to bed 778 times missing his father. For over two years, my life has been held hostage by the man who chose to end my husband’s life who has refused to take accountability,” said deputy Glaze’s wife Sarah. 

“Losing dan was like losing one of my sons. I wonder every day what I could have done to keep him safe,” said Sheriff Jeffery Wallace. 

Nitek was found guilty by a jury of first-degree intentional homicide back in September. 

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