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Marshal William Smiley | Providence Police Department, Kentucky Providence Police Department, Kentucky


William Smiley

Providence Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, February 4, 1896

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 weeks

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Not available

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Marshal Smiley was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two men for being drunk in public. The men had been harassing Marshal Smiley for a previous arrest of one of their relatives. When the marshal informed them they would be arrested too one of the men produced a gun and shot Marshal Smiley, killing him.

The two men fled the area after the shooting.

Marshal Smiley had been elected as marshal only two weeks earlier. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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December 20, 2012


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