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Police Officer Nelson Smith | Illinois Department of Central Management Services Police, Illinois Illinois Department of Central Management Services Police, Illinois

Police Officer

Nelson Smith

Illinois Department of Central Management Services Police, Illinois

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 21, 1986

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # 46

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Police Officer Nelson Smith was shot and killed during an armed robbery while off duty in Chicago.

Three subjects had just attempted an armed robbery on East 29th Street when one of the suspects went to a nearby bus stop planning to commit another armed robbery. As Officer Smith exited a bus, the suspect approached him from behind and placed a gun in his back. When the suspect discovered Officer Smith's badge he fatally shot him in the back, stole his service weapon, and fled.

The suspect was apprehended, later convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison.

Officer Smith was assigned to the State of Illinois Center in Chicago. He was survived by his mother.

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Rest in Peace, Officer Smith. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169
May 19, 2012

 

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