Boy honors fallen CPD SWAT Officer Steven Smith on Halloween

(Courtesy Columbus Division of Police/Twitter)

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — For trick-or-treat, the little boy decided he wanted to honor a fallen hero, Columbus Police SWAT Officer Steven Smith.

The Columbus Division of Police tweeted out a photo of first grader Ben Schirg dressed as Smith for Halloween.

According to police, Schirg wanted to dress as a SWAT officer as a way to honor Smith and because he wants to grow up to be a SWAT officer too.

Smith died after sustaining a gunshot wound with a suspect in a standoff on April 10 earlier this year. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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