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Sheriff Oren Eugene Smith | Edwards County Sheriff's Department, Illinois Edwards County Sheriff's Department, Illinois


Oren Eugene Smith

Edwards County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch: Wednesday, January 19, 2000

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 56

Tour: 24 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Exposure to toxins

Incident Date: 1/17/2000

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Sheriff Oren Smith succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning after responding to a medical call where a couple had also been overtaken by carbon monoxide.

Upon arriving at the scene, Sheriff Smith entered the house and pulled the couple outside. While doing so, he was exposed to a high level of carbon monoxide and had to be admitted to the hospital where he died two days later as a result.

Sheriff Smith had served with the Edwards County Sheriff's Department for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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Sheriff Smith's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-23-16 to honor him.

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