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Town Sergeant Harry Valentine Smeeman | Ashland Police Department, Virginia Ashland Police Department, Virginia

Town Sergeant

Harry Valentine Smeeman

Ashland Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, June 29, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 7 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Town Sergeant Harry Smeeman was shot and killed while on duty. The initial investigation produced no suspects and the town hired a private investigator to continue the investigation. Two indictments were handed down and one of the suspects was acquitted of the murder. The other suspect was never found.

Town Sergeant Smeeman was the elected Town Sergeant and had served with the Ashland Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
July 4, 2015

 

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