Officer Jamie Roussey was killed in an automobile accident when his Jeep Cherokee patrol vehicle collided with another car as he was responding to assist an officer who was in a foot pursuit.
After the collision, the driver's side of the Jeep struck a utility pole. Rescue workers had to remove the top of the Jeep in order to free Officer Roussey. He was transported to a local hospital where he died of injuries approximately two hours later. The driver of the vehicle which collided with Officer Roussey's vehicle was arrested and charged with possession of a deadly weapon after officers found a handgun in the trunk of his car. Officer Roussey had been a member of the Baltimore City Police Department for one year.