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Death Of Danbury's Scott Smith Ruled A Suicide

DANBURY, Conn. - The death of Danbury resident Scott Smith has been ruled a suicide by carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Connecticut State Medical Examiner's  Office.

Danbury police officers and firefighters found Smith, 41, dead on his bed on Tuesday, May 21, after the police were told by Smith's friends they had been unable to contact him.

Smith had formerly been a police officer in New Milford and the first Connecticut officer ever to be charged with first-degree murder on the job in the death of Franklyn Ried in December 1998.

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