Deputy Sheriff Oliver Thomas Smith

Deputy Sheriff Oliver Thomas Smith

Polk County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Monday, January 16, 1922

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.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

"Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they shall be called the children
of God." Matthew 5:9

Executive Director Steve Casey
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 27, 2016

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