Police Officer Jimmy Dale Halcomb

Police Officer Jimmy Dale Halcomb

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, April 16, 1976

Jimmy Dale Halcomb

Police Officer Jimmy Halcomb was shot and killed by a sniper who was using armor piercing ammunition near the intersection of Lombard and Carey Streets.

Officer Halcomb was taking cover behind an automobile when he was struck by a rifle shot fired through the vehicle.

The subject shot and wounded five other officers and several civilians before surrendering. On July 1st, 1977, the subject was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life plus 60 years. In 2017 the man was granted a new trial, schedule to start in 2018.

As a result of this incident, the Baltimore Police Department created the Quick Response Team.

Officer Halcomb had served with the Baltimore Police Department for eight years. He is survived by his expectant wife and two daughters.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 293

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, sniper

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I hope to meet you in person to offer my condolences. The internet seems so impersonal. May we find a way to redesign the culture so what happened to you never happens and if it were to happen to anyone, then we all gather round to meet their needs. We can gather to meet the needs of anyone who has lost a family member. May 2019 bring us wisdom and enlightenment to know how to prevent such tragedy and allocate aid. I believe in humanity.
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with warm regards to you and yours.

Kyle Ann Ross

December 31, 2018

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