Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Offender: Sentenced to life
Patrolman Daniel Smith was shot and killed after stopping a stolen vehicle on I-280 in East Orange. Patrolman Smith was shot in the head by a shotgun blast as he approached the vehicle.
The suspect and several accomplices were arrested and charged in connection with Patrolman Smith's murder and other related crimes. The suspect was convicted of first degree murder, robbery, motor vehicle theft, illegal weapons possession, and sentenced to life plus 40 years in prison.
Patrolman Smith had served with the Essex County Police Department for two years.
He is survived by his wife.