Deputy Sheriff Herman Edward Smith

Deputy Sheriff Herman Edward Smith

Coffee County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, September 26, 1963

Herman Edward Smith

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.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .25 caliber
  • Offender Apprehended

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September 26, 2013

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