Detective Sean Matthew Suiter

Detective Sean Matthew Suiter

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sean Matthew Suiter

Detective Sean Suiter succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while attempting to interview a person during a homicide investigation in the 900 block of Bennett Place.

He and his partner were canvassing the area when he observed a man attempting to hide in an alley. He notified of his partner and then approached the man to speak to him. A struggle ensued in which the subject was able to gain control of Detective Suiter's service weapon. The man then used the service weapon to shoot him in the head.

Detective Suiter was placed in a patrol car to be transported to University of Maryland Medical Center. During the transport the patrol car was struck by another vehicle. Detective Suiter was then transferred to another vehicle and transported to the hospital where he remained on life support until succumbing to the wound the following day.

The man who shot him fled the scene and remains at large.

Detective Suiter, a U.S. Army veteran, had served with the Baltimore Police Department for 18 years and was assigned to the Homicide Unit. He is survived by his wife and five children.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour 18 years
  • Badge 694
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, November 15, 2017
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender At large

investigation, suspicious person

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On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sean was killed.

To the Suiter family, fellow officers, and all who call Sean beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I hope you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent for the dedicated service Detective Suiter gave to his community and the citizens of Maryland and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on November 16th, 2017.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

August 13, 2018

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