Police Officer Linda G. Smith

Police Officer Linda G. Smith

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, November 28, 1987

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Linda G. Smith

Officer Smith was killed in an automobile accident while assisting other officers during a pursuit of two suspected car thieves at 3:30 a.m. Her patrol car struck a newspaper delivery truck at Lonyo Avenue and Michigan Avenue and burst into flames. Officer Smith and her partner were pinned inside. Responding officers pulled them from the car and rushed them to the burn center at Detroit Receiving Hospital where she died from her wounds 18 days later. Her partner survived.

Officer Smith was a one year veteran of the force. She was survived by her mother and brother.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Tuesday, November 10, 1987
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

automobile accident, vehicle pursuit

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