Police Officer Tim Smith
Eastman Police Department, Georgia
End of Watch: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Tour of Duty: 5 years, 6 months
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: August 13, 2016
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: In custody
Agency Contact Information
Chief of Police Becky Sheffield
Eastman Police Department
PO Drawer 40
Eastman, GA 31023
Phone: (478) 374-7788
Police Officer Tim Smith was shot and killed while responding to reports of a subject carrying a firearm at the intersection of Smith Street and Main Street at approximately 9:30 pm.
Officer Smith made contact with the subject along the railroad tracks adjacent to the intersection. The man opened fire on Officer Smith, wounding him. Officer Smith was able to return him fire and informed dispatchers he had been shot.
The subject fled the scene but was apprehended two days later.
Officer Smith had served with the Eastman Police Department for 5-1/2 years. He is survived by three children and his fiancee. Officer Smith was murdered two days before this 31st birthday.
He leaves behind two sons, a daughter and a stepson, his fiancée Chelsea Clark told CNN. Smith would have turned 31 on Monday, she said.
They had been a couple for two years.
"We were engaged. We were trying to get on our feet before getting married," she said, explaining that Smith always hugged her and his children and told them he loved them every day before work.