Jillian Smith

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Arlington, TX

Branch of Service: Arlington Police Department

Rank: Officer

Responding to a domestic disturbance call, Officer Jillian Smith was shot and killed while protecting and saving an 11-year-old girl.

Smith became interested in serving in law enforcement as a sixth grade participate in the DARE program. She was a recent graduate of the Arlington Police Academy. She was sweet, tender, and caring to the people she loved and the community she served. Her compassion fueled her bravery in pursuing her passion for police work.

“Jill was a true hero who believed that courage is the most powerful thing to offer your community,” remembers friend Sydney Wells.

Age: 24

Date of Death: December 28, 2010

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