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Police Officer Steven Michael Smith | Columbus Division of Police, Ohio Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

Police Officer

Steven Michael Smith

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 54

Tour: 27 years

Badge # 1386

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/10/2016

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Arrested

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Police Officer Steven Smith succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three days earlier as the SWAT team attempted to serve a felony arson warrant at an apartment at 14 West California Avenue.

Officer Smith was riding in the turret of an armored vehicle as it approached the apartment building when he was struck by one round. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to the wound.

The wanted subject was taken into custody following the shooting.

Officer Smith had served with the Columbus Division of Police for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and two adult children.

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