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Detective Sergeant Thomas A. Smith | Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, California Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, California

Detective Sergeant

Thomas A. Smith

Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, California

End of Watch: Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 20 years

Badge # 34

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Detective Sergeant Tommy Smith was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while conducting a probation check and warrant service at an apartment on Dougherty Road, in Dublin, at approximately 1:00 pm. The subject they were searching for was wanted for several robberies on BART property.

The officers conducting the check had made a force entry into the apartment when a round was discharged, striking Sergeant Smith. He was transported to Eden Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound.

The subject wanted in the initial search had already been taken into custody by another agency prior to the start of the search.

Sergeant Smith had served with the BART Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, who also serves with the department, and his 6-year-old daughter.

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Still hard to comprhend all that has taken place this past year. Just the other day, I watched a press interview you gave regarding a homicide case. I must have watched it 5 times. So surreal...miss you Tommy.

Lt. R. Gregson
BART Police Department
December 18, 2014


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