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Lieutenant William Carter Smith | Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Kentucky State Police, Kentucky


William Carter Smith

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch: Thursday, April 26, 1973

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: 24 years

Badge # 46

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/10/1972

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Convicted

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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.

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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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