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Police Officer Glenn E. Smith | Detroit Police Department, Michigan Detroit Police Department, Michigan

Police Officer

Glenn E. Smith

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch: Saturday, October 24, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 2 years

Badge # 1419

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted

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Officer Glenn Smith was shot and killed by a sniper at a party house used by the Black Panther group.

After a standoff, all of the occupants of the home surrendered and were eventually all found not guilty.

Officer Smith had been a Detroit Police Officer for two years. He is survived by his wife.

The Black Panthers is a racist, radical group that professed the murders of law enforcement officers. Members and former members of the group were responsible for the murders of at least 15 law enforcement officers and the wounding of dozens more across the nation.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
January 3, 2014

 

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