Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 24 years
Badge # 50
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Patrolman Albert DeSmet was killed when his patrol car was struck by a hit-and-run driver while he was in a high-speed pursuit.
The driver of the vehicle was found not guilty by reason of insanity and released after being committed to a state hospital for four years.
Patrolman DeSmet had served with the Roseville Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.