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Glenn Edward Dolphin
AIKEN, SC - Mr. Glenn Edward Dolphin, 58, of Aiken, S.C. entered into eternal rest on February 19, 2017 at his home.
He is survived by his wife of 32 years, Debbie Dolphin and his daughters, Erin L. Dolphin and Kyla C. Dolphin, both of Aiken, SC; sons, Daniel E. Smith, of Florida, and David C. Smith of W.V. He was born on February 24, 1958 in Parkersburg, W.V. and was the son of the late John J. Dolphin and Dorothy J. Dolphin. He was the grandson of the late Glenn M. Reynolds and Helen Reynolds. He has one sister, Ruth Dolphin of Vienna, W.V. and a nephew, Ian M. Dolphin.
Glenn was a native of Parkersburg, W.V. and a graduate of West Virginia University. He proudly served his country from 1980 to 1987 as a commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps, earning the rank of Captain and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal as well as the Combat Action Ribbon for his service. Glenn was the author of "24 MAU 1983, A Marine Looks Back at the Peacekeeping Mission to Beirut, Lebanon," a memoir about his time in Lebanon during the October 23, 1983 explosion that killed 243 servicemen when a terrorist attack of a truck bomb exploded outside of the Marine barracks.
Following his career in the military, he was employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent in Aiken, SC for 27 years. During his time in the bureau, Mr. Dolphin was responsible for 7 different counties where he and his associates worked to solve serial murders, government corruption, kidnapping, bank robberies, and counter terrorism. Glenn also was on the Columbia Division of the SWAT team, where he served as an Operator and a Sniper. After a "brief" retirement, Glenn would go to work for the City of Aiken and become a Driver Operator for two years. He loved driving the Fire Engine and cherished the time with his co-workers and friends at the Fire Department and Public Safety!
His family would like to thank his friends and colleagues in the Aiken R.A., Columbia Division of the F.B.I, Aiken Department of Public Safety and the Sheriff's Office, South Carolina United States Attorney's Office, ATF, and the Counter Terrorism Task Force for their friendship and service.
Friends may call this Thursday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at George Funeral Home.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 1:00 PM on Friday, February 24 ,2017 at the new parish of St. Mary Help of Christians Catholic Church, 138 Fairfield St., SE, Aiken, SC 29801 with the Very Rev. Gregory Wilson as celebrant.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Beside the Badge, C/O Amelyn Richardson, 175 Sunderland Rd., Aiken, SC 29803.
The Historic George Funeral Home, 211 Park Ave., SW, Aiken, SC 29801 (803.649.6234), has charge of arrangements.
Expressions of sympathy for the Dolphin family may be left by visiting www.georgefuneralhomes.com


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Published in Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Feb. 21, 2017.
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January 12, 2019
Glenn and I served in Beirut together. RIP Glenn. Your fellow Marine Lieutenant. Dana Albert
Dana Albert
November 29, 2017
Please except my condolences, I was a first office agent with Glenn in the Columbia division of the FBI. In FBI parlance, he was a good guy. He is missed.
Dave Carroll
Friend
July 11, 2017
I am Tim Chichester'sister, Cindy. I have just heard of Glenn's passing. I am very sorry for your loss. He will be missed by all my family. We grew up in the same neighborhood and Tim and Glenn were buddies all thru college. They were always at each other's house or out causing trouble. If u need anything or want to talk, I'm here. We appreciate Glenn's service in the marines and his service in his job. He was definitely a giving person.
Lucinda Lang
Friend
March 4, 2017
I had the pleasure of first meeting Glenn when he was a newly assigned FBI agent in Aiken,
I was there as a Special Agent with the Inspector Generals Office Department of Energy.
Besides working together, he and I, and our families became close friends and had many
Good times. My wife Debby and I were greatly saddened to learn of his passing. Our deepest
Sympathies to Debbie and his family.
Jack Buchert Indialantic, Florida
February 27, 2017
Semper Fi Brother, on duty guarding Heaven's Gates. A fine, good man. Your calm strength always come to mind when I think of our worst days in the "Root". Tim Brooks, Philadelphia, PA.
February 26, 2017
Very sad to hear of Glenn's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Debbie and family. Semper Fidelis, Gary
Gary Graff
February 24, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family in the loss of this incredible man Glenn. His memory will live on forever in the hearts of family and friends. He meant so much to my son Darren and he shared so many great things about his life with me. God Bless you all during this difficult time.
Betty & Jack Walters
February 23, 2017
I was a brand new 2nd Lieutenant that just completed my training and was assigned to the 24th Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU). Glen was a senior 1st Lieutenant assigned to the 24th MAU. During the entire deployment in Lebanon we slept about 10 feet from each other. Glen was a great Marine Corps Officer. His bearing, composure, the confidence he displayed helped me learn how to become a better officer and person. During the attack on BLT 1/8 I was hit in the chest and spitting-up blood and Glen was hit in the forehead and bleeding pretty bad. After we pulled ourselves together, I followed Glen to the building and when I saw the carnage I threw-up, while Glen never flinched and displayed perfect composure still bleeding heavy from his forehead. I pulled myself together, and both Glen and I did what we had to do during the worst day of our lives (at the time). There is no finer individual than Glen. Heaven just gained a great person. I thank Glen for all he taught me. Glen will be sorely missed. Semper Fi, Captain Bob Terry, USMC
February 22, 2017
So very sad to hear of Glenn's passing. Glenn was an exceptional law enforcement officer, always easy to work with. My Prayers go to his Family.
Jim Sanders
February 22, 2017
Glenn "Dolph" was a hero to many of us on the 9th floor of Towers in 1979-80. He was only a few years older than we were, but we looked up to him in so many ways. The years have flown by, but I knew in 1979 that this man would be a hero to so many others along the travels of his life. I have thought of him often over the years and the advice he gave us on Towers 2900. I am a teacher and was just telling my students last week about a man I once knew who served his country and got his college degree. Sorry for your loss. But, I have never forgotten him. Chuck Hunter WVU class of 1983.
Chuck Hunter
Classmate
February 21, 2017
Another gone too soon. If we had a conversation, neither held anything back, Glenn would always finish with I'll finish this another day. He would. Picked up the habit of another agent (SC) who enjoyed starting the conversation with Hey Nothing. Had a few names for him also. Then in 1998 I had to have Emergency Open Heart surgery and either the first or second day after he came to the hospital room with the Hey Nothing had a seat. Said he was a little confused? I ask about what? Shouldn't have. But I did. He then ask how do they preform heart surgery on someone who has no heart? After administering a few more cheap shots he gets up to leave with that little grin of his, Says we need to call you Tin Man. That being the Military in him. AS long as their giving you hell you know things are ok, regardless. Well Agent Dolphin, Nothing had and continues to have nothing but respect for you and the job you did. Rest in peace Sir. You earned it.
Sammy McIntosh
February 21, 2017
Debbie and Kyla, we are so horribly saddened by your loss. Please let us know if there is anything at all you need. Our hearts break with you. (Lia Ramsey & family)
Cynthia Dowda
February 21, 2017
We consider it a great privilege to have known Glenn. What a fine man! Our prayers are with his family through this difficult time of adjusting to his absence. May God strengthen and encourage you this week, as many people share their fond memories and, you are reminded of our hope in Christ! Lauren and Jim Harris
February 21, 2017
glenn you will be sadly missed so proud to say you are my cousin love ruth
ruth reres
February 21, 2017
I am so sorry for your loss. Its not hard to find the words to describe Glenn he was an exceptional man and excellent law enforcement officer. Worked many cases with Glenn and he was the best. My prayers and thoughts are with each of you.
wallace owens
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