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Sergeant Larrell Kent Smith | Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

Sergeant

Larrell Kent Smith

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch: Saturday, April 16, 1983

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 40

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Sergeant Larrell Smith was shot and killed during a SWAT raid while serving a search warrant.

He was the third man on the team making an entry through a window. As the team entered, the suspect, who was flanking the team, opened fire and struck Sergeant Smith in the head. Other team members returned fire and killed the subject.

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I was a deputy from 1968 to 1979 and part of that time served at the City of Industry Substation where Sgt "Larry" Smith was my patrol sergeant. What I remember most was his free spirit and great laugh. We socialized some and I remember that for awhile he dated a girl that used to cut my hair. I was sad to see him leave patrol for SEB but it was something he really wanted to do. RIP Larry you are not forgotten

Deputy Steve Silvis
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office
July 4, 2017

 

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