Patrolman Edmund Smith

Patrolman Edmund Smith

Wellington Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 4, 1957

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Edmund Smith

Patrolman Edmund Smith was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance.

As he arrived, the suspect fled the scene and Patrolman Smith gave pursuit. The man stopped his car at Barker Street and Maple Street and exited his car. Patrolman Smith and the suspect exchanged shots but Patrolman Smith's gun jammed.

The man fatally shot the wounded officer as he tried to crawl back into his patrol car. The suspect was sentenced to death and executed in 1959.

Patrolman Smith was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Revolver
  • Offender Executed in 1959

domestic, vehicle pursuit

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NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Edmund Smith of the Wellington Police Department, Ohio and the additional 78 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

May 4, 2022

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