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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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Marshal Smart,
On today, the 95th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Marietta.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
August 31, 2017

 

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