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Sergeant Eli L. Smith | Louisiana State Police, Louisiana Louisiana State Police, Louisiana


Eli L. Smith

Louisiana State Police, Louisiana

End of Watch: Thursday, January 17, 1957

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: 14 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 1/29/1956

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Sergeant Smith succumbed to injuries sustained when his vehicle was forced off of the roadway by a vehicle he was pursuing for a traffic violation the previous year. As he attempted to pass the vehicle he was forced off the road.
Sergeant Smith was assigned to Troop D and had been with the agency for 14 years.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 55th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Your memory will always be honored and revered for time never diminishes respect.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
January 17, 2012


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