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.