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Patrolman David M. Smith | New Mexico State Police, New Mexico New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

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David M. Smith

New Mexico State Police, New Mexico

End of Watch: Monday, August 6, 1984

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 6 years

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Cause: Aircraft accident

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Patrolman David Smith and Patrolman Lowell Howard were killed in an aircraft accident while performing an aerial speed enforcement operation. After the operation ended the officers radioed that they were going to fly over the enforcement zone one last time. As they did so one of the aircraft wheels struck a powerline, causing the aircraft to strike the ground. Both officers were killed instantly.

Patrolman Smith had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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Patrolman Lowell D. Howard
New Mexico State Police, New Mexico
End of Watch: Monday, August 6, 1984
Cause: Aircraft accident

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May you and your partner find eternal peace in the Heavens, and that your loved ones find solace in that both of you were true heros.

Lt. Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (Ret.)
August 6, 2016

 

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