Bio & Incident Details
Tour: Not available
Badge # 46
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
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.