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Deputy Sheriff Isaac Smith | Westchester County Sheriff's Department, New York Westchester County Sheriff's Department, New York

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Isaac Smith

Westchester County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch: Thursday, May 17, 1792

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Executed in 1793

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Deputy Sheriff Isaac Smith was shot and killed after responding to a call about a drunken cattleman and British loyalist. The suspect was holding the constable at bay with a pistol outside of a Bronx tavern. As Deputy Smith attempted to arrest him he was shot.

The suspect fled to Canada but was eventually caught and hung on October 2, 1793.

Deputy Smith was survived by his wife and two children.

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Your name has now been placed on our monument of all the fallen members of Police Departments in Westchester County N.Y. where you once served and gave your life. Your name is now mentioned at every one of our Memorial and award ceremonies as well. The President of the United states recognized you at the National Police memorial service in DC.
Sorry it took so long for these recognitions.
I'm proud to be serving in the same department as you once did. God Bless!

Deputy Commissioner/Sheriff Joe Yasinski
Westchester County Dept. of Public Safety
August 13, 2015


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