Police Officer Steven Michael Smith

Police Officer Steven Michael Smith

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Steven Michael Smith

Police Officer Steven Smith succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three days earlier as the SWAT team attempted to serve a felony arson warrant at an apartment at 14 West California Avenue.

Officer Smith was riding in the turret of an armored vehicle as it approached the apartment building when he was struck by one round. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to the wound.

The wanted subject was taken into custody following the shooting.

Officer Smith had served with the Columbus Division of Police for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and two adult children.


  • Age 54
  • Tour 27 years
  • Badge 1386

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 10, 2016
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

arson, swat, warrant

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every day i have a moment of remembering your smile, laugh and our conversations. Always positive conversations about the world, life, family, our favorite movie quotes, past and current professional missions from our Patrol and SWAT assignments.
Smitty, thank you for being my friend, brother, team member and above all, a man that i respect! I miss you. Love you brother

Lawrence T. Brown #12 SWAT
Columbus,Ohio Division of Police

December 12, 2017

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