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Sheriff William Henry Smith | Greene County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee Greene County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

Sheriff

William Henry Smith

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch: Friday, October 9, 1908

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 42

Tour: 1 month

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Sheriff William Henry Smith died from an accidential gunshot wound he suffered when his unholstered revolver fell out of his coat pocket. The firearm struck the floor, discharged and fatally wounded Sheriff Smith. He was taken to a private residence on Irish Street, in Greenville, and passed away later that day.

Sheriff Smith had taken office in Sept. 1908, a little more than one month before the incident.

He was survived by his wife Molly Harrison Smith and eight children.

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Rest In Peace Brother. You are not forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA
October 9, 2017

 

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