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.

Bio

  • Age 48
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Sorry , the passed few years I've found it difficult these days coming to this site ....still think of you my friend .....still miss you . Getting older girly , but thankful to God . Wish you were growing older here too . Was thinking how we would fair policing in a pandemic and always praying for our brothers and sisters in blue that are having to do so . Lots has changed , but one thing remains ..... you are still one of the best people God blessed my life with and you are missed . Love ya , see ya , bye....

Val Pickens
Retired BPD

January 26, 2022

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