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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Would those who knew my dad and left a message please contact me. Im his daughter. [email protected] i would love to hear how you knew him

Jeanette DeSmet

March 11, 2018

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