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City Marshal George Greenville Smart | Marietta Police Department, Oklahoma Marietta Police Department, Oklahoma

City Marshal

George Greenville Smart

Marietta Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch: Thursday, August 31, 1922

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 55

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Fined $250

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Marshal George Smart was shot and killed by a local businessman in front the post office on Main Street.

Marshal Smart and a Love County deputy sheriff had returned from the country about one hour earlier while investigating a case. The two then went to the businessman's store to buy a soft drink. Marshal Smart accidentally left his gun in the store when he left.

The store owner located Marshal Smart in front of the post office and began to argue with him. During the ensuing struggle Marshal Smart was shot once in the leg, causing a fatal wound.

The suspect was charged with murder. On August 30, 1925, he was found guilty of second degree murder and fined $250.

Marshal Smart was survived by his wife and three children.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 91rst anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater
April 22, 2013


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