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Patrolman Willie Lester Smith | Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

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Willie Lester Smith

Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch: Saturday, March 25, 1972

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 1 year

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 4/13/1969

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Patrolman Smith succumbed to injuries received three years earlier when the patrol car he and Sergeant Clarence Martin were riding in was struck head-on by a car driving on the wrong side of the road. Sergeant Martin was also killed in the accident.
Patrolman Smith had been with the agency for one year.

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Sergeant Clarence Echols Martin
Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama
End of Watch: Sunday, April 13, 1969
Cause: Automobile accident

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 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.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
March 25, 2010

 

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