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Detective Corporal Charles Eugene Smith, II | Beckley Police Department, West Virginia Beckley Police Department, West Virginia

Detective Corporal

Charles Eugene Smith, II

Beckley Police Department, West Virginia

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 29

Tour: 5 years, 6 months

Badge # 220

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 8/29/2006

Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber

Suspect: Sentenced to life

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Corporal Charles Smith was shot and killed as he and another officer participated in an undercover narcotics purchase on South Fayette Street at approximately 4:00 am.

During the purchase one of the suspects opened fire, fatally wounding Corporal Smith.

Two suspects were apprehended a short time later and charged with first degree murder. Both were subsequently sentenced to life in prison.

Corporal Smith had served with the Beckley Police Department for 5.5 years. He is survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

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Seven years, so much has changed but seems like yesterday when we lost you. I just hope you know that you have not been forgotten. Rest in Peace, my friend.

Mike Yansick
FBI
August 29, 2013

 

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