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Officer, 2 Others Dead After Domestic Dispute

Officer, 2 Others Dead After Domestic Dispute

Associated Press

December 29, 2010

ARLINGTON, Texas — A suburban Dallas police officer and two others were found shot to death at an apartment complex Tuesday, shortly after the officer responded to an emergency call about a domestic disturbance.

Dispatchers received a call about shots fired at the apartment complex in Arlington shortly after an officer arrived to respond to the domestic disturbance call, police spokeswoman Tiara Richard said. Arlington is a suburb between Dallas and Fort Worth.

Additional police responded to the second call and found the body of their fellow officer and two others inside an apartment. Officials did not release the identities or ages of any of the victims.

It is unknown if the suspect was among the dead, Richard said, but there was “no indication there is anyone at large.”

The apartment complex was on lockdown and residents were told not to return to their homes until Wednesday.

“It is still early in the investigation and officers are in the process of determining what actually occurred,” Officer Zhivonni McDonnell said in a statement.

It was the second time in a year that an Arlington police officer has died in the line of duty. In January, Officer Craig Story, 34, was killed when his motorcycle collided with a school bus.

“Any time you lose an officer in the line of duty . . . it’s hard on the department,” Richard said. “This is hard on our city and our community.”

Mayor Robert Cluck released a statement saying he was “shocked and saddened” by the shooting.


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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    The City of Arlington has been hit really hard this year.

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    Romans_116

    over 3 years ago

    336 Comments

    RIP sister. My thoughts and prayers are with your family,

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    ImpdsAngel

    over 3 years ago

    3140 Comments

    Rip Officers My Thoughts & Prayers to your family friends and department during this time , tragedy

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    policeryan

    over 3 years ago

    852 Comments

    agree with thestugots, RIP brother.

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    thestugots01

    over 3 years ago

    192 Comments

    Ok seriously what the fuck. I'm getting tired of this. RIP brothers. Everyone please be safe out there. We need to have eyes in the back of our heads.

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    msjayelbee

    over 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    This is very sad. My prayers go up for the Officer and any innocent victims of this terrible situation

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    Chief171

    over 3 years ago

    3192 Comments

    RIP Brother.

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    fwpd_anderson

    over 3 years ago

    78 Comments

    LEO Smith was fairly new to the street. From all accounts she had a bright future. It saddens me that she paid the ultimate price. May God Bless her family. RIP sister. To add insult to injury the gunman turned the gun on himself after killing his wife and the LEO. I hope he rots in hell.

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    FBD183

    over 3 years ago

    728 Comments

    REST in PEACE Brothers

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    36TR

    over 3 years ago

    7640 Comments

    RIP, Officer Smith!!

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    CLPD09

    over 3 years ago

    2 Comments

    may those officers r.i.p. there is nothing routine n ow and days every one is out to kill law enforcement officers thats the way i see it. we are here to help not to hurt people but they dont see it that way.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Final Call by Eric DeRenzis -
    An Angel in the sky must leave his place of rest,
    Gently tucking his wings beneath his armored vest.
    For duty has called, there is much workd to do
    Little did he know, this one is dress in blue.

    Arrinving on the scene, he knows just what to say,
    "Follow me, Fallen Brother, I'll show you the way."
    "Your duty has ended, your work is now through."
    Come hang your hat beside mine, I'm a cop too."

    Rest in Peace Officer Smith, job well done

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    aussie4

    over 3 years ago

    5328 Comments

    God Bless Leo Smith and her family.

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    jims4

    over 3 years ago

    2610 Comments

    Rest in Peace Officer Smith....Thank You for your courageous service.

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    CITYPATROL1099

    over 3 years ago

    332 Comments

    It pains me to see so-called Law Enforcement officials and "professionals" use the term "routine" for ANYTHING we(officers/troopers/deputies/agents) do. This goes to show how a report is not even routine. May Officer Smith Rest in Peace. We will take it from here.

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