Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Leroy Smith

Deputy Sheriff Mitchell Leroy Smith

Gila County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Friday, September 13, 1946

Mitchell Leroy Smith

Deputy Smith was killed when his police motorcycle was intentionally rammed by a vehicle. He was attempting to stop the vehicle for speeding when it started to bump his motorcycle and caused him to crash.

Deputy Smith had served with the agency for 7 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 49
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

Most Recent Reflection

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I am sorry and have thought of Deputy Edwards and Deputy Woods today. This is, as I work for the Gila County Sheriff's Office and in the same area, which they have lost their life's on this date many years ago.

I bless your souls and your family's to ease the pain they have had and have each day.

If I don't make it home today I know my brother will be waiting for me at the gates of heaven. if I make it home I hope I have fulfilled the large shoes you have both left behind and make you proud.

Love you brothers.

Deputy Jay Valenzuela, Gila County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

January 10, 2017

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