Lieutenant William Carter Smith

Lieutenant William Carter Smith

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 26, 1973

William Carter Smith

Lieutenant Smith died on April 4, 1973 from a gunshot wound he received on November 10, 1972. Lieutenant Smith was attempting to arrest a murder suspect in Warren County, Kentucky, when he was shot.

The suspect was arrested, tried, and convicted of Lieutenant Smith's murder.

Lieutenant Smith had been with agency for 24 years and was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 46

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 10, 1972
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted

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I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 39th 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I am sure you are proud that your son continued your legacy of protecting and serving.

Rest In Peace

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

April 26, 2012

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