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Vallejo Suspect Pleads Not Guilty In Cop's Death

November 29, 2011  | 

Photo: Vallejo PD
Photo: Vallejo PD

A man accused of gunning down a Vallejo (Calif.) Police officer while trying to flee the scene of a bank robbery has pleaded not guilty to murder charges.

Police say Henry Albert Smith Jr., 37, robbed a Bank of America branch on Nov. 17, then led police on a high-speed chase. He faces capital murder charges for allegedly shooting Officer James Capoot after a foot pursuit, reports the Silicon Valley Mercury News.

Officer Capoot was a highly decorated tactical officer and 19-year veteran of the Vallejo PD. He had also served in the department's motor unit and was a multi-discipline police trainer.


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Saunders @ 12/1/2011 10:04 PM

Vallejo Police Department & Family I am sorry for the lost of an

wonderful team member and family man be safe out guys!!

mommom @ 1/9/2012 7:31 PM

I am so sorry about this loss. I didnt know officer Capoot, matter of fact I avoid the police. I just think it was wrong, noone deserves to die, specially while doing their job. We all need money but to rob a bank and kill someone, I hope dude fries. I dont think he should be sentenced to death I think the death penalty is a waste give him life put him in gp let the inmates deal with him he wouldnt last a day. I hope officer Capoots family can go on and spread his good faith and I hope nothing but the best for them I wish I would have had the honor to meet him.

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