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- Jan. 31, 1973 -
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Milwaukee Police Dept. Patch
Resided: WI, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jan. 31, 1973
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 24 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Milwaukee Police Dept. - WI
49 W State St  
Milwaukee, WI   53233   USA
(414)933-4444
County: Milwaukee
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Officer
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Homicide - Ambush
Weapon Class: Firearm
Agency URL: Click Here
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: WI   USA   Wed. Jan. 31, 1973
Summary: Officers Charles Smith and Gerald Hempe were shot and killed during a traffic stop.

While attempting to arrest the driver of the vehicle, a struggle ensued. During the struggle, a bystander who witnessed the stop walked up to the officers and opened fire, striking them both in the neck and head. The bystander had nothing to do with the stop.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences on June 12, 1973. He was denied parole in 2010.

Officer Smith had been a member of the Milwaukee Police Department for eight months and had previously served with the United States Navy.

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Related: Gerald William Hempe
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