Governor Brown Issues Statement on Death of BART Detective Sergeant


SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today issued the following statement regarding the death of Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Detective Sgt. Tom Smith:

“Anne and I were saddened to learn of the death of veteran BART Sergeant Tom Smith, who bravely served his community for two decades. Sergeant Smith’s family, friends and colleagues are in our thoughts as we honor his service during this painful time.”

Sgt. Smith, 42, of San Ramon, was accidentally shot by another officer in the city of Dublin on Tuesday during a probation search and warrant service on a suspect wanted for several robberies on BART property. Sgt. Smith was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Sgt. Smith was a 20-year veteran of the BART Police Department.

He is survived by his wife and 6-year-old daughter.

In honor of Sgt. Smith, Capitol flags will be flown at half-staff.