Sergeant Dennis M. Smedley

Sergeant Dennis M. Smedley

Front Royal Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 1983

Dennis M. Smedley

Sergeant Dennis Smedley was shot and killed when he was ambushed as he was leaving his home. He was shot in the back five times. Several suspects were tried for his murder but none were convicted.

Sergeant Smedley had served with the agency for six years. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, and sister.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 404

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Two acquittals

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Dennis the news of you being taken from us is one of those stories I will always remember where I was and what I was doing. I remember going to the Warren Co Fair and hanging out with you and Gwenn.

Cindy Pingley

September 20, 2018

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