Durham Police Department Assistant Chief Larry Smith speaks to the press at DPD headquarters December 30, 2014 regarding the occurence of two incidents in the past week of and officer being fired upon on duty and another officer's apartment sustaining damage from gunfire while off duty. Smith was concerned with officer safety and stated that he hopes local citizens would see police officers as human beings instead of just as the police in a difficult service profession.
Durham Police Department Assistant Chief Larry Smith speaks to the press at DPD headquarters December 30, 2014 regarding the occurence of two incidents in the past week of and officer being fired upon on duty and another officer's apartment sustaining damage from gunfire while off duty. Smith was concerned with officer safety and stated that he hopes local citizens would see police officers as human beings instead of just as the police in a difficult service profession. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com
Durham Police Department Assistant Chief Larry Smith speaks to the press at DPD headquarters December 30, 2014 regarding the occurence of two incidents in the past week of and officer being fired upon on duty and another officer's apartment sustaining damage from gunfire while off duty. Smith was concerned with officer safety and stated that he hopes local citizens would see police officers as human beings instead of just as the police in a difficult service profession. Harry Lynch hlynch@newsobserver.com

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