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

Deputy Sheriff

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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I normally come home from work and go right to FB (It's a new crazy thing we use here to keep in touch and sometimes informed). I put the name of any Officer that I have learned of that just fell. Then I put up a list of all the officers that we know that died on that day. Then I start reading the history off all those officers and some of the reflections. I noticed on one of the reflections that you were the first known "officer killed in the line of duty in America". Normally I place the same reflection on everyone's wall, not wanting to show less or more feelings or opinions for anyone Officer. That being said I think you warrant an extra special "Thank you". I might not have known who you were before today but I now will never forget your name Deputy Isaac Smith. May you and all of the Officer that have fallen since you rest in peace. God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
May 17, 2015

 

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