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Police Officer Milton I. Spell | Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

Police Officer

Milton I. Spell

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch: Thursday, August 15, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 7 years

Badge # 563

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Officer Spell was shot and killed after stopping a suspect drunk driver on North Bradford Street. After calling for backup he approached the vehicle to speak with the driver. As he was speaking to the driver shots were fired from inside the car and Officer Spell was struck in the chest and abdomen. His backup unit, who was less then one block away, heard the shots and immediately started CPR when he arrived on the scene. Officer Spell was transported to Johns Hopkins University Hospital where he succumbed to his wounds a short time later.

The 31-year-old suspect was apprehended, convicted of first degree murder, and sentenced to life.

Officer Spell had been with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and two children. He was a Vietnam veteran.

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Alabama Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) is thinking of this fine officer this month. Hugs to his family.

Cindy Warren
Survivor Mom of Ofc David Curtis
August 3, 2015

 

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