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Auxiliary Lieutenant Ronald Gordon Smith | Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Auxiliary Lieutenant

Ronald Gordon Smith

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 14, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Auxiliary Lieutenant Ronald Smith was shot and killed while conducting a stakeout at a convenience store.

Because of an increase in armed robberies, several auxiliary deputies were staking out convenience stores. A 25 year-old man who attempted to rob one of the stores shot Lieutenant Smith when he attempted to arrest him. The suspect turned himself in to authorities the next day. He was charged with Lieutenant Smith's murder and several armed robberies.

On March 17, 1978, the suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life.

Lieutenant Smith was the commander of the Cumberland County Auxiliary Officers. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Just mailed y\that no parole letter for you brother. May you rest in peace, god bless you.

Steve
November 19, 2014

 

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