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Deputy Sheriff Smith Owen Wester | DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

Deputy Sheriff

Smith Owen Wester

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch: Thursday, April 24, 1930

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Sheriff Smith Wester was shot and killed while he and other deputies served a warrant on a man for stealing timber.

The man opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding Deputy Wester. One of the other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Wester was survived by his wife.

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I heard great memories of you, from your sister, my Granny Annie Bell. She never got over your death, and my Dad kept your pocket watch dear to him up u too his demise. Wish I had known you Uncle Owen, but there's no doubt you died a hero to this county & to your family. RIP and tell Daddy, Granny & Pa I said hello - you all are finally together after all those years.

Chanty Smith
Great niece
July 14, 2016


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