Detective Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr.

Detective Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr.

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr.

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.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 529
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Deceased

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