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  • Pallbearers carry the casket of Bay Area Rapid Transit police Sgt. Tom Smith Jr. into the chapel during funeral services at the Neighborhood Church on Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014, in Castro Valley, Calif. Smith Jr.'s brother-in-law Hayward Police Officer Todd Shaheen is second to left, and brother Alameda County Sheriff Deputy Ed Smith is third from left. Smith, 42, died last week after being shot by fellow BART officer Michael Maes during an apartment search at an apartment complex in Dublin, Calif. (AP Photo/Bay Area News Group, Aric Crabb) MANDATORY CREDIT.

    Thousands attend transit officer's funeral

    Thousands of police officers, family and loved ones were among the mourners who gathered at the funeral Wednesday of a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit officer who was shot and killed by a fellow officer.


  • 200 attend viewing of BART officer's body

    Hundreds of mourners paid their respects Tuesday at the viewing for a San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit sergeant accidentally shot and killed by a fellow officer last week during a search of an apartment.


  • Brother: Shooter was friend of slain transit cop

    A brother of a San Francisco Bay Area transit officer who accidentally shot and killed a colleague says the two men were friends and golfing partners.


  • Calif. cop who shot colleague will attend funeral

    The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit agency detective who shot and killed a colleague is a 26-year law enforcement veteran who asked that his name be made public to provide transparency as the fatal shooting is investigated, BART's police chief said Monday.


  • In this undated photo released by Bay Area Rapid Transit shows police Sgt. Tom Smith. Authorities say the BART police officer was shot and killed by a fellow officer while searching an apartment looking for a laptop and other stolen items on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 in Dublin, Calif. (AP Photo/Bay Area Rapid Transit)

    Sheriff: Slain officer wore a bulletproof vest

    The San Francisco Bay Area transit officer who was accidentally killed by a fellow officer while they searched an apartment was wearing a bulletproof vest when he suffered a single gunshot wound to the chest, an official said.


  • Funeral set for slain California transit officer

    Funeral services have been set for a San Francisco Bay Area transit officer who was shot and killed by a fellow officer while they searched the home of a robbery suspect.


  • In this undated photo released by Bay Area Rapid Transit shows police Sgt. Tom Smith. Authorities say the BART police officer was shot and killed by a fellow officer while searching an apartment looking for a laptop and other stolen items on Tuesday Jan. 21, 2014 in Dublin, Calif. (AP Photo/Bay Area Rapid Transit)

    Autopsy: Officer died of gunshot wound to chest

    The San Francisco Bay Area transit officer who was shot and killed by a fellow officer while they searched an apartment died of a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to autopsy results released Thursday.


  • Law enforcement officers salute as the body of a Bay Area Rapid Transit police officer draped with the American flag is loaded into an Alameda County Sheriff's Coroner vehicle at Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. The officer was shot while serving a probation search warrant at a residence in Dublin, Calif., according to authorities. (AP Photo/The Contra Costa Times, Anda Chu)

    Slain transit officer knew dangers of police work

    A veteran San Francisco Bay Area transit police sergeant who was fatally shot by another officer during a search knew the dangers of the profession and once remarked that it was fortunate that no agency officers had been killed on the job, colleagues said Wednesday.


  • Lawsuits seek $80M from failed sweetener plant

    A federal bankruptcy trustee has filed a new round of lawsuits seeking nearly $80 million from former officials with Mamtek, the company behind a failed plan to build a Randolph County sweetener facility.


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