Police Officer Jillian Michelle Smith

Police Officer Jillian Michelle Smith

Arlington Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Jillian Michelle Smith

Police Officer Jillian Smith was shot and killed after responding to an apartment for a report of a domestic dispute.

Officer Smith responded to take a report in regards to an earlier domestic dispute. The male subject had already left the apartment when she arrived at the location. Officer Smith was inside the apartment taking a report from the female victim when the male subject returned unexpectedly.

As the man opened fire Officer Smith positioned herself to shield the woman's 11-year-old daughter, saving the girl but receiving fatal gunshot wounds. The man then chased the woman to a bedroom where he murdered her before killing himself.

Officer Smith had served with the Arlington Police Department for 10 months and had finished her field training 15 days prior to her murder.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 10 months
  • Badge 2650

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Committed Suicide

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Officer Smith. I visit this site often. My father was Chief of Police when he was killed. When I first read about your departure in 2011, it really and truly touched my heart. Here it is, nearly 5 years later and I'm still emotional. I know it's time to pay my respects to you. No. I didn't know you personally, but like so many others, because of your heroic and brave spirit, I wished I did. As I write this reflection on this date, there is so much chaos and hatred in this country between civilians and law enforcement. So much division. If I know nothing else, there is one thing I know. If civilians and law enforcement had the heart that you had, this country and world would be a better place. May you continue to Rest In Peace

P, Parker
Brother in Christ

December 3, 2016

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