Deputy Sheriff Oliver Thomas Smith

Deputy Sheriff Oliver Thomas Smith

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, January 16, 1922

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Oliver Thomas Smith

Deputy Smith was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for shooting a co-worker at a sawmill. After shooting Deputy Smith the man fled into nearby woods where he remained until turning himself in several days later.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Apprehended

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Deputy Sheriff Smith,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Polk County.


United States Border Patrol

January 16, 2022

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