BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The Birmingham Police Department announced a memorial service will be held January 2 at 11 a.m. at Waldrop Stadium in Homewood. The service is open to the public.
Jefferson County Coroner Bill Yates confirmed that Randall Versie Smith died on Dec. 29 after a fall at home.
Smith, a retired Birmingham police officer, was shot in the head in 1995 while on duty. Yates says the gunshot wound caused significant trauma that resulted in decreased mobility, which was a contributing factor in the fall.
Smith lived in Vestavia Hills and was transported to UAB Hospital following the fall.
On March 22, 1995, Smith and other officers responded to a domestic dispute in Ensley, when Smith, in his seventh year on the force, rescued a toddler from the scene involving a person with a gun. On the call, Smith was accidentally wounded by a fellow officer. Due to his injuries, he was unable to return to service.
Smith medically retired from the Birmingham Police Department on February 2, 1996.