Police Officer Mary Freeman Smith

Police Officer Mary Freeman Smith

Fairfield Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, October 23, 2006

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Mary Freeman Smith

Officer Mary Smith was shot and killed while checking on a suspicious vehicle on Avenue H. Officer Smith had detained one subject and had placed him against the hood of her patrol car when another subject approached and opened fire on her.

One round struck her in the chest, just above her vest, fatally wounding her. A second officer who arrived on the scene moments later was shot in the leg.

Two subjects were taken into custody immediately after the shooting. The shooting suspect was apprehended the following day and charged with capital murder. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to death.

Officer Smith had served with the Fairfield Police Department for two months, and had previously served with the Birmingham Police Department for 21 years.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to death

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Hey Maury,
Can't come to this site without talking to you . You are forever missed and a gmom now ? Wow your baby....
Miss you still , kinda just want to hear you say Velery you know like celery and I say Maury you know like and the results say you are the father.....miss that silliness , miss you....only you could be so silly sometimes.....i know you know already a Tuscaloosa p.d. officer..... Inv. Cousette .... tell him about how to handle this will you and the blue will keep his family close.....love ya , see ya , bye....

Val Pickens
Birmingham Police Dept. (Retired)

September 18, 2019

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