Bio & Incident Details
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Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber
Deputy Sheriff Herman Smith was shot and killed after making a traffic stop on US 441, between Douglas and Broxton, at 10:30 pm.
He had placed the driver of the vehicle in the back of his patrol car and called for a tow truck. When the tow truck arrived the driver found Deputy Smith slumped over the wheel of his patrol car with a gunshot wound in his back. The subject had shot him through the cage in the patrol car with a .25 caliber handgun and then broke through the back window to escape.
The man was apprehended the next day.
Deputy Smith is survived by his wife and four children.