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Deputy Sheriff Herman Edward Smith | Coffee County Sheriff's Office, Georgia Coffee County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

Deputy Sheriff

Herman Edward Smith

Coffee County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, September 26, 1963

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .25 caliber

Offender: Apprehended

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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.

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