Rookie Arlington Officer Jillian Smith dies in the line of duty

jilliansmithOn Tuesday night, the Arlington Police Department was struck by the death of 24 year-old officer Jillian Smith.  According to the Star-Telegram’s Susan Schrock, Smith was a 2005 graduate of Seguin High School and received a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of Texas at Arlington in August 2009.

Officer Smith was responding to a domestic violence call when the assault suspect entered the apartment killing her and his ex-girlfriend before shooting and killing himself.  Smith is the second Arlington officer to die in the line of duty and 8th officer to die in the history of the department.

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