Dallas Police Officer Shot/Killed in the Line of Duty

Dallas Police Department Senior Cpl. Norman Smith, 43, was killed in the line of duty on Tuesday evening at an East Oak Cliff apartment. Smith is the first Dallas officer shot and killed on duty since Mark Nix in 2007.

26 year-old Charles Patrick Payne has been arrested and charged with capital murder in Cpl. Smith’s death. According to the Dallas Morning News, Payne is on suicide watch. William Jobe who was wanted in connection with a felony was also arrested.

For more on this tragic shooting please read Tanya Eisere and Scott Goldstein’s story at DallasNews.com .

Our men and women of the blue put it on the line everyday, and from all accounts Cpl. Smith served our community with pride and honor. Our prayers are with his family, and we thank them for his service. Smith’s wife Lt. Regina Smith is also a member of the Dallas Police Department.

Cpl. Norman Smith would have celebrated 18 years on the job today.  I look forward to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office prosecuting this case to the fullest extent of the law -as they always do.

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