Patrolman Albert O. DeSmet

Patrolman Albert O. DeSmet

Roseville Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1987

Albert O. DeSmet

Patrolman Albert DeSmet was killed when his patrol car was struck by a hit-and-run driver while he was in a high-speed pursuit.

The driver of the vehicle was found not guilty by reason of insanity and released after being committed to a state hospital for four years.

Patrolman DeSmet had served with the Roseville Police Department for 24 years. He is survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 44
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 50

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Acquitted

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Robert joined the department around the time I left. In fact I sold him all of my leather gear. I am aware of the circumstances in which he lost his life and I was in a bad accident occurring from a high speed chase of a stolen Mustang. My partner and I were lucky to receive only minor injuries.

You never know one day to the next what will occur on that day. You can only hope to finish your shift and return home to your family. Sometimes that dies not happen. Your entire family will be remembered in my prayers.

Sam Moceri

Ex patreolman Sam Moceri
Roseville Police Officer Left department due to family stress.

March 18, 2014

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