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Man shot, killed in altercation with Hettinger County deputy at Mott-Regent School

Jeffrie Ray Glover Jr., was shot and killed Thursday afternoon at Mott-Regent Public School after allegedly assaulting a deputy with the Hettinger County Sheriff's Office.

Mott-Regent Public School
Mott-Regent Public School is pictured.
Jason O'Day / The Dickinson Press

MOTT, N.D. — A man was shot and killed by a deputy from the Hettinger County Sheriff's Office Thursday afternoon at Mott-Regent Public School after allegedly assaulting the police officer, according to the press release by the law enforcement agency.

Jeffrie Ray Glover Jr. was shot and killed after an encounter escalated into an assault on the deputy inside the K-12 school, according to Hettinger County Sheriff Sarah Warner's statement. The Hettinger County Sheriff's deputy responded to a call about a disturbance happening inside the school at approximately 2:58 p.m. Thursday, April 21. When the officer arrived at the school, the deputy made contact with Glover who refused to leave the school, resulting in the escalated encounter. No students or staff were injured during the incident.

Following the shooting, the incident was immediately turned over to the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation — a division of the North Dakota Attorney General's Office which will thoroughly review the deputy's actions in a timely manner. The investigation is expected to be completed within 30 days, at which time findings will be reported to the Hettinger County State's Attorney. The deputy has been placed on administrative leave.

The Hettinger County Sheriff's Office alerted the public in a Facebook post Thursday evening that an incident had taken place earlier in the day, adding that no students or staff were harmed. Parents were asked to pick up their children on the north side of the building by the playground.

In her statement, Warner thanked all agencies involved including the Mott Ambulance Service, North Dakota Highway Patrol, Adam's County Sheriff's Office and the NDBCI for their assistance.

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Warner provided no further comment at the time of the press release, and said no other statements will be made until the investigation is complete.

Jason O’Day is a University of Iowa graduate, with Bachelor’s Degrees in Journalism and Political Science. Before moving to Dickinson in September of 2021, he was a general news reporter at the Creston News Advertiser in southwest Iowa. He was born and raised in Davenport, Iowa. With a passion for the outdoors and his Catholic faith, he’s loving life on the Western Edge. His reporting focuses on Stark County government and surrounding rural communities.
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