Bio & Incident Details
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Cause: Struck by vehicle
Marshal Smiley was struck and killed while trying to wake up the driver of a stalled pick-up truck. As he stood beside the truck, a tractor-trailer nicked the left rear of the officer's car which was behind the pick-up with his emergency lights on. The truck slid along the patrol car and the pick-up, striking Marshal Smiley and throwing him into the eastbound lane of Highway 54. As the tractor-trailer's driver was parking his rig, an eastbound vehicle ran over the marshal, but continued on. Marshal Smiley died minutes later. The pick-up driver was cited for driving under the influence. The tractor-trailer driver was cited for failure to control his speed. The second vehicle and driver were never located.
Marshal Smiley was the sole law enforcement officer in the city of Texhoma.