The Wisconsin Department of Corrections, where Smith had worked for more than two decades, called her death a "senseless act of violence."
"Sgt. Smith courageously served Wisconsin communities for 23 years as a member of the DOC, and her contributions to the Milwaukee Secure Detention Facility (MSDF) will be felt long after her passing," Kevin A. Carr, the department's secretary-designee, said in a statement. "Today, I want to express my sincere condolences and stand in solidarity with Sgt. Smith's family, friends and co-workers."
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