Sergeant Dennis M. Smedley

Sergeant Dennis M. Smedley

Front Royal Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Tuesday, September 20, 1983

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Dennis M. Smedley

Sergeant Dennis Smedley was shot and killed when he was ambushed as he was leaving his home. He was shot in the back five times. Several suspects were tried for his murder but none were convicted.

Sergeant Smedley had served with the agency for six years. He is survived by his mother, two brothers, and sister.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge 404

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Two acquittals

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 20, 2020

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