Police Officer Michael Joseph Bernard Smith

Police Officer Michael Joseph Bernard Smith

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 1976

Michael Joseph Bernard Smith

Officer Smith and Officer Roger Brown were killed when their cruiser was intentionally hit head-on by a suspect fleeing from other officers. The suspect was also killed in the accident.

Officer Smith had been with the agency for four years.

Bio

  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 936

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Killed in accident

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Michael Joseph Bernard Smith of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 66 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

August 12, 2018

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