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Detective Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr. | Jackson Police Department, Mississippi Jackson Police Department, Mississippi


Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr.

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch: Thursday, April 4, 2013

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: 18 years

Badge # 529

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Deceased

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Detective Eric Smith was shot and killed inside the Jackson Police Department's headquarters building while interviewing a murder suspect at approximately 6:00 pm.

The subject attacked Detective Smith inside of the interview room. The man disarmed Detective Smith and fatally shot him before turning the gun on himself.

Detective Smith was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Jackson Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, who also serves with the Jackson Police Department.

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Rest in peace brother. As we observe those have given the ultimate sacrifice here at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial we are thinking of you and your family. God bless you all. We will cover you from here.

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May 13, 2016


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