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Town Marshal Robert L. Smithwick | Groveland Police Department, Florida Groveland Police Department, Florida

Town Marshal

Robert L. Smithwick

Groveland Police Department, Florida

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 2, 1929

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 3/31/1929

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Pardoned

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Town Marshal Robert Smithwick succumbed to gunshot wounds suffered two days earlier when he interrupted a burglary at a neighbor's house.

He was at home with his family when his wife noticed a prowler outside of the neighbor's home and alerted him. He was shot when he confronted the man.

Deputies took him to Orange General Hospital where he remained until succumbing to his wounds two days later.

Marshal Smithwick also served as a deputy for the Lake County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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Marshal Smithwick,
On today, the 86th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Groveland.


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April 2, 2016


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