Police Officer Tim Smith was shot and killed while responding to reports of a subject carrying a firearm at the intersection of Smith Street and Main Street at approximately 9:30 pm.
Officer Smith made contact with the subject along the railroad tracks adjacent to the intersection. The man opened fire on Officer Smith, wounding him. Officer Smith was able to return him fire and informed dispatchers he had been shot.
The subject fled the scene but was apprehended two days later.
Officer Smith had served with the Eastman Police Department for 5-1/2 years. He is survived by three children, two stepchildren, fiancee, parents, and three siblings. Officer Smith was murdered two days before this 31st birthday.
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