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Deputy Sheriff Billy Walter Smith | Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

Deputy Sheriff

Billy Walter Smith

Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, December 20, 1974

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Acquitted

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Deputy Sheriff Billy Smith and Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Clevenger were killed in an automobile crash while on patrol.

The deputies were turning onto an on-ramp for I-40 when their vehicle was broadsided by a drunk driver who was driving without headlights on. Both deputies were killed instantly. The drunk driver was acquitted on a technicality.

Deputy Smith had served with the Cocke County Sheriff's Department for four months. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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Deputy Sheriff Lloyd Clevenger
Cocke County Sheriff's Department, Tennessee
End of Watch: Friday, December 20, 1974
Cause: Vehicular assault

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Daddy,

It has been 40 years since your passing---so many memories we never got to make, so many moments I wish you were there to share. You are my guardian angel, this I know for sure. You will live forever in our hearts. Love you daddy!
xoxox
Your Baby Girl

April Lynn
Daughter
December 23, 2014

 

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