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Lieutenant John Wesley Smith, III | Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

Lieutenant

John Wesley Smith, III

Metro Nashville Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Wednesday, May 14, 1980

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 17 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 5/14/1980

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Lieutenant Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to an officer needs assistance call that was broadcast over the police radio shortly after midnight. He was travelling on Clarksville Highway when his patrol car collided with a pickup truck.

Lieutenant Smith had been with the agency for 17 years and was survived by his wife and three sons.

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Sir I did not know you but your son is a Sgt whom I respect and admire. You would be proud of him, he is one you can talk to about anything and is a good leader. There is no doubt in my mind he will be a Lt. soon just like you!!

P.O. II
Metropolitan Nashville Police Department
March 13, 2014

 

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