Thursday, March 3, 2011

Tonight: Memorial Service for Slain MPD Officer Oliver Smith

Members of the District of Columbia community are invited to join the Smith family and friends as the memory of Officer Oliver Smith, Jr., of the Metropolitan Police Department (DC) is honored. Officer Oliver Smith was shot and killed outside of his apartment in Forestville, Maryland, while off duty during a robbery attempt. Officer Smith was returning home from his shift in civilian clothes when three suspects approached him as he was exiting his vehicle outside of his home. During the robbery they made him lie face down. As they searched him they found his duty weapon and badge and then shot him three times in the back of his head as he lay on the ground. The three suspects were arrested and charged with first degree murder. Officer Smith had served with the agency for three years. He was survived by his wife and five year old son.

The service will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2011 at 7:00pm at the Second District Police Station, inside the Community Room located at 3320 Idaho Ave., NW. All are welcome to attend; light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the Washington, DC Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) at 202-332-COPS (2677) or mail @

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