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Crossing Policeman Eugene Calvin Smith | Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

Crossing Policeman

Eugene Calvin Smith

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch: Saturday, January 1, 1910

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 49

Tour: 20 years

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Military veteran

Cause: Fall

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Crossing Policeman Eugene Smith died from injuries sustained earlier in the day when he slipped on ice and fell down a stair case while at his post at 14th and U Streets, NW.

He had gone into the United States Savings Bank for a break when he slipped down the stair case as a result of ice that had stuck on his boots. He was taken to Emergency Hospital where died as a result of a fractured skull later in the day.

Crossing Policeman Smith was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Civil War and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his brother. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery in Section 17, Site 17701.

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Officer Smith,
On today, the 105th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the District of Columbia.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
January 1, 2016

 

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