Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 months
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 9/8/1983
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Committed suicide
Patrolman Billy Smelly succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained ten days earlier when a suspect gained control of another officer's weapon inside the police station and shot both officers. Patrolman Smelly was working as a dispatcher at the time of the shooting and was shot in the stomach. He died en route to the hospital.
The suspect committed suicide outside of the police station.
Patrolman Smelly had been with the agency for 10 months. He was survived by his wife, Lola, and daughter, Jacquelyn.