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Deputy Sheriff J. S. Smith | Russell County Sheriff's Office, Virginia Russell County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

Deputy Sheriff

J. S. Smith

Russell County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch: Saturday, February 22, 1902

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Not available

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Deputy J.S. Smith was shot and killed as he and a posse attempted to arrest a murder suspect. When the suspect was confronted by Deputy Smith he shot him in the chest with a revolver, killing him.

The suspect was able to flee the scene and avoided capture by the posse.

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Deputy Sheriff Smith,
On today, the 107th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Russell County.

R.I.P.
USBP

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February 22, 2009

 

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