Sheriff Israel L. Smith

Sheriff Israel L. Smith

Bradley County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, March 14, 1922

Israel L. Smith

Sheriff Israel Smith was shot and killed while he and several deputies attempted to apprehend bootleggers near Cleveland, Tennessee.

When the deputies approached the still the suspects fled to a home. As the deputies pursued them shots were fired and Sheriff Smith was struck in the abdomen. The subject was arrested but escaped from the Hamilton County Jail on August 14th, 1922.

Bio

  • Age 50
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Escaped

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 90th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

March 14, 2012

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