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Francis “Gus” Glaser

MAQUOKETA, Iowa | Seconds after the chairman of the Jackson County Board of Supervisors told a camera operator to turn off Tuesday’s recording of a board meeting, a man pulled a handgun from his briefcase, began shooting and wound up dead.

Chairman Jack Willey said he would not have expected “in a million years” that Francis “Gus” Glaser would take aim at a county official. It appeared that Glaser, a former city manager in Maquoketa and in Tipton, Iowa, intended to shoot Assessor Deb Lane, Willey said.

Instead, Glaser was tackled by the three county supervisors, a newspaper editor and a candidate for the county board. During the struggle, Glaser was killed when his gun discharged a second time.

Willey said Glaser, 71, was upset about a property tax matter.

Written by BARB ICKES Quad-City Times
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