Patrolman Albert O. DeSmet

Patrolman Albert O. DeSmet

Roseville Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Thursday, November 5, 1987

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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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33 years have passed that we, your children haven't had you here. Never forget, ever. Love my Dad

Jeanette DeSmet

November 5, 2020

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