Police Officer Henry Smith, Jr.

Police Officer Henry Smith, Jr.

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Saturday, April 7, 1962

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Henry Smith, Jr.

Police Officer Henry Smith was shot and killed while attempting to break up a dice game in the 700 block of West Lexington Street while off duty.

He attempted to arrest two men and he was knocked to the ground before being shot six times. Both suspects were later arrested.

Officer Smith had served with the Baltimore Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both apprehended

gambling, off duty

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Keeping you and your family in my prayers. I saw this EOW anniversary posted on the Baltimore Police fb page and wanted to pay my respects. I also reposted this on my community FB page in Canton (Baltimore).

Michael Patrick Beczkowski

April 8, 2024

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