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


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

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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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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
May 14, 2015


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