Police Officer Jimmy Dale Halcomb

Police Officer Jimmy Dale Halcomb

Baltimore City Police Department, Maryland

End of Watch Friday, April 16, 1976

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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, scheduled to start in 2018.

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

Officer Halcomb was a United States Marine Corps Vietnam veteran and 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
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Sentenced to life

ambush, sniper

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