Who: Detective Sergeant Tom Smith
Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department, California
End of Watch: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Detective Sergeant Tommy Smith was accidentally shot and killed by another officer while conducting a probation check and warrant service at an apartment on Dougherty Road, in Dublin, at approximately 1:00 pm. The subject they were searching for was wanted for several robberies on BART property.
The officers conducting the check had made a force entry into the apartment when a round was discharged, striking Sergeant Smith. He was transported to Eden Medical Center where he succumbed to the wound.
The subject wanted in the initial search was not in the apartment at the time. However, he was taken into custody a short time later.
Sergeant Smith had served with the BART Police Department for 20 years. He is survived by his wife, who also serves with the department, and his 6-year-old daughter.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Chief of Police Kenton Rainey
Bay Area Rapid Transit Police Department
800 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 464-7000