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Ohio SWAT Officer Succumbs to Wounds, Organs Donated

April 13, 2016  | 

Columbus (OH) Police Officer Steven Smith died two days after he was shot in a barricade incident. (Photo: Columbus PD)
Columbus (OH) Police Officer Steven Smith died two days after he was shot in a barricade incident. (Photo: Columbus PD)

Columbus, OH, police SWAT Officer Steven M. Smith had one final act of service. He donated his organs, giving life to as many as eight people.

Smith died Tuesday evening, two days after he was shot in the head while SWAT officers tried to serve a warrant on a man who had barricaded himself in his Clintonville home. Columbus police say that Smith, 54, died just before 5 p.m. at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

He had been with the Columbus Police Division for 27 years, serving on the SWAT team, helicopter unit, narcotics bureau, and dive team, among others, the Columbus Dispatch reports.

Comments (4)

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UncleMike @ 4/13/2016 4:35 PM

RIP Brother. May your family find peace in the fact that you died in the noble profession that you'd chosen.
May the perp suffer in this life, and forever in the next.

kevCopAz @ 4/14/2016 6:01 PM

God rest your soul officer, and be with your loved ones during this time. May your murderer rot in Hell.

trouttrooper @ 4/14/2016 8:00 PM

May Officer Smith find peace in God's loving embrace and God's mercy be with his family blood and blue.

Ima Leprechaun @ 4/16/2016 10:00 PM

Rest in Peace. His murderer is already seeking an insanity plea.

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