Police Officer Steven M. Smith Columbus Division of Police, Ohio End of Watch: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Police Officer Steven M. Smith | Columbus Division of Police, OhioColumbus Division of Police, Ohio

Police Officer Steven M. Smith

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio
End of Watch: Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Biographical Info

Age: 54
Tour of Duty: 27 years
Badge Number: 1386

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: April 10, 2016
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Arrested

Agency Contact Information

Police Chief Kim Jacobs
Columbus Division of Police
120 Marconi Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 645-4545

Police Officer Steven Smith succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained three days earlier as the SWAT team attempted to serve a felony arson warrant at an apartment at 14 West California Avenue.
Officer Smith was riding in the turret of an armored vehicle as it approached the apartment building when he was struck by one round. He was transported to a local hospital where he remained until succumbing to the wound.
The wanted subject was taken into custody following the shooting.
Officer Smith had served with the Columbus Division of Police for 27 years. He is survived by his wife and two adult children.

It is with a heavy heart that the Columbus Division of Police reports the passing of our dearly beloved brother, Officer Steven M. Smith #1386. Officer Smith passed away on April 12, 2016 at 4:56 PM surrounded by his loving family. He leaves behind his wife of 32 years, Lisa Smith, and two adult children, son Jesse and daughter Brittany.

The 27-year-veteran held positions in the Patrol Bureau, Strategic Response Bureau, Helicopter Unit, Narcotics Bureau, S.W.A.T. Unit and was a member of the Dive Team.

Officer Smith is the 54th Columbus police officer killed in the line of duty since 1816. He is the 31st officer killed in the line of duty in the United States in 2016.

Officer Smith’s legacy will live on through organ donation. His donation could save up to eight lives. He was 54 years old.

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