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Patrolman George D. Smith | Paragould Police Department, Arkansas Paragould Police Department, Arkansas


George D. Smith

Paragould Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch: Tuesday, May 16, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 22

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/14/1911

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Sentenced to 18 years

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Patrolman George Smith was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person.

Patrolman Smith had noticed the man walking on a city street at approximately 3:30 am and began to follow him. When the man got to the Post Office, at 118 West Emerson Street, he disappeared from sight. As Patrolman Smith approached the post office the man suddenly reappeared and opened fire with a double-barrel shotgun, striking Patrolman Smith in the abdomen.

A doctor who lived across the street from the post office immediately attended to Patrolman Smith. He was taken to the local hospital where he died a short time later.

The suspect was arrested and convicted of Patrolman Smith's murder. He was sentenced to 18 years at hard labor.

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You are never forgotten. God bless you, your family and your fellow officers, who serve today.

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock
May 16, 2017


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