Arlington Officer to be Laid to Rest Tuesday

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    NEWSLETTERS

    TK
    Arlington Police Department
    Arlington police officer Jillian Smith was killed in the line of duty Dec. 28, 2010. She is the eighth officer in the department's history to die in the line of duty, and the second in 2010.

    Funeral details have been released for slain Arlington police officer Jillian Michelle Smith.

    A vigil will be held for Smith at 6 p.m. Monday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  The vigil will be held on the south side of the church is expected ot last approximately 30 minutes. There will be a wake following the vigil.  Both services are open to the public.

    On Tuesday, Smith's memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.  Parking and seating are extremly limited, so attendees are advised to arrive early.

    Immediately following the memorial service, a procession will proceed to Moore Memorail Gardens on Randol Mill Road.

    Smith died last Tuesday while trying to protect an 11-year-old girl during a domestic disturbance call.  Smith was shot when 38-year-old Barnes Samuel Nettles entered the apartment, pulled a weapon and opened fire.  Nettles later killed his ex-girlfriend before turning the gun on himself, police said.

    For those unable to attend but who would also like to watch the service, a live feed will be available on NBCDFW.com beginning shortly before 11 a.m.