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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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Was just talking to my partner about Eric, and how when I came to Jackson to interview a murder suspect we all went to lunch. Nice guy, Rest in Peace

Bessemer PD
April 6, 2017


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