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Constable Leon Francis Smith | Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Constable

Leon Francis Smith

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, June 2, 1925

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 51

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 6/1/1925

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Constable Leon Smith was shot and killed while attempting to take police action during a dispute while working as a taxi driver in South Hill. A passenger in his cab began arguing about the fare and produced a gun. The two exchanged shots and both were wounded.

Constable Smith was taken to a hospital in Richmond where he died the next day.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
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June 2, 2015

 

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