Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 21 years
Badge # Not available
Incident Date: 10/23/2006
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect: Sentenced to death
Officer Mary Smith was shot and killed while checking on a suspicious vehicle on Avenue H. Officer Smith had detained one subject and had placed him against the hood of her patrol car when another subject approached and opened fire on her.
One round struck her in the chest, just above her vest, fatally wounding her. A second officer who arrived on the scene moments later was shot in the leg.
Two subjects were taken into custody immediately after the shooting. The shooting suspect was apprehended the following day and charged with capital murder. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to death.
Officer Smith had served with the Fairfield Police Department for two months, and had previously served with the Birmingham Police Department for 21 years.