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Detective Samuel A. Smith | Atlanta Police Department, Georgia Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

Detective

Samuel A. Smith

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch: Monday, October 24, 1932

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile crash

Incident Date: 10/22/1932

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Detective Smith succumbed to injuries received in an automobile accident two days earlier. He was returning from Mabelton, Georgia, following an auto-theft investigation when his department vehicle was struck by another car and pushed into a telephone pole.

Detective Smith had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 82nd anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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 Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
January 3, 2014

 

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