Trooper Ronald Gordon Smith

Trooper Ronald Gordon Smith

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 23, 1973

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Ronald Gordon Smith

Trooper Ronald Smith was shot and killed while checking two suspicious men in a parked car.

The subjects attempted to flee but two nearby hunters shot and wounded one of them and then captured both.

Trooper Smith had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for only eight months.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both apprehended

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Sometimes when I’m traveling through Inglis I stop by the Memorial for him where he was killed. I wasn’t a Trooper when he was killed but I still like to pay my respects for his loss.

Retired/Corporal William Tindle Jr.
Florida Highway Patrol

December 23, 2018

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