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Police Officer Mary Freeman Smith | Fairfield Police Department, Alabama Fairfield Police Department, Alabama

Police Officer

Mary Freeman Smith

Fairfield Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Monday, October 23, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: 21 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 10/23/2006

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Sentenced to death

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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.

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I remember your funeral and that day, just like it was yesterday. Your daughter is so beautiful. I hope her dreams are coming true.

I never knew you, but I was a police officer then. You gave your all. I know GOD is rewarding you.

Thank you for your dedication.

'another female police officer. you are honored still, and remembered. thank you.

Officer E. Claybrook (the Rock)
Trussville Police Department
November 30, 2014

 

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