Trooper Herbert James Smith

Trooper Herbert James Smith

Arkansas State Police, Arkansas

End of Watch Wednesday, February 14, 2001

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Herbert James Smith

Trooper Herbert Smith succumbed to injuries he received ten days earlier while responding to the scene of a medical emergency involving an infant.

Trooper Smith was traveling approximately 80 mph on Arkansas 365 near Wrightsville, Arkansas when he lost control of his vehicle, causing it to flip over. Trooper Smith had been in a coma since the incident before passing away.

Trooper Smith had been employed with the Arkansas State Police for approximately three years, and is survived by his wife and young daughter.


  • Age 35
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge 334

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, February 4, 2001

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To the family, friends and partners of Trooper Herbert James Smith. Know that Herbert's sacrifice will never be forgotten. This May, during Police Week, I will be riding from Virginia to Washington D.C in Trooper Smith's honor. I will be riding with other members of Law Enforcement United (LEU) to Honor the Fallen and Remember the Survivors.

If any family member, friend or partner would like to contact me, please do so at: [email protected]

Officer / Detective Jesse Lowther
Roseville, Minnesota Police Department

May 4, 2019

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