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Police Officer Thomas G. Smith, Jr. | St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

Police Officer

Thomas G. Smith, Jr.

St. Louis County Police Department, Missouri

End of Watch: Friday, December 5, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 23

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Patrolman Thomas Smith was killed after being struck by a motorist while assisting at the scene of a previous accident.

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 earlier victim died on the scene. The driver of the van was taken into custody for suspicion of involuntary manslaughter.

Patrolman Smith is the eighth St. Louis County officer to die in the line of duty. He had been employed with the department for three years.

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I remember exactly what I was doing and where I was when I received the news. I remember you as a leader and mentor, even a little bit of an instructor as you tried to teach me to drive a stick shift.

E Lt Chips 198/299
StLCoE/HPD
December 5, 2014

 

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