A somber anniversary is being marked in Johnson City.

March 31, 2014, Village Police Officer David “D.W.” Smith was killed by a deranged man when he responded to an incident at Southern Tier Imaging on Hudson Street across from Wilson Hospital.

The 43-year-old veteran police officer was shot with his own weapon before he was able to get out of his patrol car at the scene by 43-year-old James Clark.

The man, who was employed at the Imaging facility, was shot and fatally wounded by other responding officers.

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Following the shootings, police and Clark’s coworkers were at a loss to explain what caused the MRI technician to act so irrationally.

Officer Smith had served with the Johnson City Police Department for 18-and-a-half years.

In May of 2016, the North Arch Street Bridge was renamed the Patrolman David W. Smith Junior Bridge in memory of the fallen officer.

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