Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 14 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to death
Corporal Betty Smothers was shot and killed in an ambush attack while moonlighting as a security guard.
Corporal Smothers was in uniform and driving a marked patrol car when she and the store manager went to a bank to make a night deposit. As they sat in the patrol car, three suspects approached and opened fire. They fatally wounded Corporal Smothers and injured the manager.
All three suspects were arrested after the incident and sentenced to death for Corporal Smothers' murder.
Corporal Smothers had been employed with the Baton Rouge City Police Department for 14 years, and is survived by her two daughters and four sons.