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City Marshal Donald W. Smiley | Texhoma Police Department, Oklahoma Texhoma Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal

Donald W. Smiley

Texhoma Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Tuesday, December 20, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 28th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I am sure your death devastated your family and your community you policed.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
December 20, 2011

 

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