Detective Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr.

Detective Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr.

Jackson Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Thursday, April 4, 2013

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Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr.

Detective Eric Smith was shot and killed inside the Jackson Police Department's headquarters building while interviewing a murder suspect at approximately 6:00 pm.

The subject attacked Detective Smith inside of the interview room. The man disarmed Detective Smith and fatally shot him before turning the gun on himself.

Detective Smith was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had served with the Jackson Police Department for 18 years. He is survived by his wife, who also serves with the Jackson Police Department.

Bio

  • Age 40
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 529
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Deceased

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I worked Precinct One with Eric for several years, he was a pleasure to work with.

He a great guy, a great police officer, and someone I always felt had my back.

Not long ago I saw another friend of ours from my time in Precinct One and as usual we always talked about Eric, and as usual we always get that tear in our eyes.

Trust me Eric, you will never be forgotten.

anonymous
Jackson, Mississippi Police Department

October 16, 2019

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