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Corporal Betty Dunn Smothers | Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana


Betty Dunn Smothers

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, January 7, 1993

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 36

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to death

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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.

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I admire her for the woman she was and May her reward in Heaven be GREAT!!! R.I.P. Sister in Blue!!! Prayers for her family,friends,& all the lives she touched

Officer Lisa Leombruni
Rockford Park District Police Dept.
July 19, 2016


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