Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 11 years
Badge # 113
Cause: Heart attack
Officer Smith suffered a fatal heart attack while pursuing two suspects.
The incident began when the suspect's lost The two occupants ran from the scene. Officer Smith pursued the suspects on foot and requested backup. A canine unit arrived on the scene and took over the pursuit. Officer Smith returned to his vehicle and was driving toward the canine officer when his cruiser went off the roadway and entered the woods. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead approximately one hour later.
Officer Smith had been employed with the Washington Police Department for 11 years.