January 4, 2011

Texas Arlington Lady Officer Served And Protected-SAD DAY


The City Of Arlington is proud today honoring someone that was so young, practically out of college, who just graduated from police officer training December 13th. On December 28th, Officer Jillian Michelle Smith, 24, was shot and killed trying to take a report of the domestic violence that took place at a southeast apartment complex Tuesday night. As Smith was trying to take the report she saw that the ex-boyfriend killed the ex-girlfriend and one other person inside of the apartment. 
Smith who went there without a partner was shot protecting the 11-year old of the ex-girlfriend Kimberly Deshay Carter. After that, the killer turned the gun on himself and he was dead by the time other police got there.

As for the 11-year old she escaped unharmed.

Police said Nettles was a registered sex offender in Arlington for an offense that occurred in Washington state. He had bonded out, and a court date was pending for that incident.
Source from WFAA Staff-
Smith was born in Arlington and first became interested in law in the sixth grade. She graduated from Seguin High School in 2005, and the University of Texas at Arlington in August 2009, with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology.
She graduated from the Arlington Police Academy in February and completed her field training on December 13.
"Her family is very close. Her sister, Jessica, was her best friend," said Arlington police Chief  Dr. Theron Bowman.
"She was a great young lady and an excellent police officer," he added.
"The only reason she wanted to be a police officer — and the only reason she was at that house last night — was to help people," said Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. "We feel like our hearts are broken. Our hearts go out to the family."
Smith is the eighth Arlington Police Officer to die in the line of duty and the second to die in the line of duty this year.

Donations for the family of Arlington police Officer Jillian Smith can be made through the Arlington Police Association. Checks should be made payable to "APA Foundation - Officer Jillian Smith," and can be mailed to:
Arlington Police Association
P. O. Box 27
Arlington, TX 76004
Donations can also be made in her name through the Arlington Federal Credit Union (AFCU) at any of the AFCU locations. Please contact the Arlington Police Association at 817-261-3471 orarlingtonpa@sbcglobal.net with any questions.
Officer Smith Funeral
Source By: WFAA
Officer Jillian Smith
Source By: WFAA


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