Police Officer Michael Joseph Bernard Smith

Police Officer Michael Joseph Bernard Smith

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Wednesday, August 11, 1976

Michael Joseph Bernard Smith

Officer Smith and Officer Roger Brown were killed when their cruiser was intentionally hit head-on by a suspect fleeing from other officers. The suspect was also killed in the accident.

Officer Smith had been with the agency for four years.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 936

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Killed in accident

Most Recent Reflection

View all 11 Reflections

I think of Mike, often. He was my FTO (Field Training Officer) and I later became a FTO. The memories of calls we had, down on 13th Precinct,and the wisdom and insight he provided have remained with me. I think about the stories he shared about his children...the life he had planned. RIP my friend.

(1975-1979 CPD)

Patrol Officer - Judy Orr Stubblefield
Columbus, Ohio CPD

July 12, 2017

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.