Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 8 years
Badge # 293
Offender: Sentenced to life
Police Officer Jimmy Halcomb was shot and killed by a teenage sniper who was using armor piercing ammunition near the intersection of Lombard and Carey Streets. The suspect shot and wounded two other officers and three civilians before giving himself up. Officer Halcomb was taking cover behind an automobile when he was shot.
The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life plus 60 years July 1, 1977.
As a result of this incident, the Baltimore Police Department created the Quick Response Team.
Officer Halcomb had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 8 years. He is survived by his expectant wife and two daughters.