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Patrolman Calvin C. Smith | Paducah Police Department, Kentucky Paducah Police Department, Kentucky


Calvin C. Smith

Paducah Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch: Tuesday, October 3, 1893

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Rifle; Winchester

Offender: Acquitted

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Patrolman Cal Smith was shot and killed by a man from ambush near Court Street.

The suspect had been arrested earlier for being drunk and disruptive. After being released on bail he secured a rifle and went looking for the arresting officer. Mistaking Patrolman Smith for the arresting officer, he shot him dead.

The suspect, son of a local prominent judge, was tried and acquitted. On October 24, 1899, he shot and killed his mistress at a saloon in Paducah, and then shot and killed himself.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 117th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater
October 3, 2010


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