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Patrolman John Hazel Smith | Gastonia Police Department, North Carolina Gastonia Police Department, North Carolina


John Hazel Smith

Gastonia Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, September 5, 1937

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 32

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile

Offender: Not available

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Patrolman John Smith was struck and killed by a stolen car while returning from working a special detail at a local high school sports event.

Patrolman Smith had served on the Gastonia Police Department for five years. He was survived by his father and is buried in oakwood Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina.

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Patrolman Smith,
On today, the 76th anniversary of your death I would just like to say bank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Gastonia. And o your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol
September 5, 2013


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