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Guard J. G. Smith | Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi

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J. G. Smith

Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi

End of Watch: Friday, August 4, 1905

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Assault

Weapon: Person

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Guard J. G. Smith was overpowered and killed by three escaping inmates at the state prison in Hattiesburg. Two of the inmates were lynched by a mob that evening. The third inmate was captured, convicted of Guard Smith's murder, and sentenced to death.

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Officer Smith your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The State of Mississippi and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
August 4, 2016

 

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