Patrolman Wesley John Smith

Patrolman Wesley John Smith

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, December 16, 1975

Wesley John Smith

Policeman Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a robbery in progress call.

Policeman Smith lost control of his cruiser on the ramp of the Highway 61 overpass over Highway 17 about 1:40 am. The patrol car struck the abutment.

Policeman Smith had been responding to a report of a robbery in progress at the Riverview Holiday Inn. The reported robbery was later found to be a less serious larceny.

Bio

  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 60

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Time never diminishes respect.
Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 16, 2011

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