Police Officer Thomas G. Smith, Jr.

Police Officer Thomas G. Smith, Jr.

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch Friday, December 5, 1997

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Thomas G. Smith, Jr.

Police Officer Thomas Smith was struck and killed by a vehicle while assisting at the scene of a previous accident on I-55 south of Butler Hill Road at about 12:20 am.

He was standing next to a tow truck with the earlier accident victim when a van struck a patch of ice and slid into them. Patrolman Smith and the original accident victim died at the scene. The driver of the van was taken into custody for suspicion of involuntary manslaughter.

Officer Smith had served with the St. Louis County Police Department for three years. His father had also served with the agency.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

accident scene

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Officer Smith,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of St. Louis County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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December 5, 2022

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