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Chief of Police James W. Smith | Falmouth Police Department, Kentucky Falmouth Police Department, Kentucky

Chief of Police

James W. Smith

Falmouth Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Sunday, October 10, 1943

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 78

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Apprehended

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Chief Smith was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call on Park Street. When he arrived at the scene he confronted a male subject who was armed with a 12-gauge. As he attempted to talk the man into putting the gun down he was shot in the chest and killed instantly.

The county sheriff responded to the scene and arrested the suspect.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 68th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 10, 2011


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