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Night Marshal Lan Smith | Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas

Night Marshal

Lan Smith

Eagle Lake Police Department, Texas

End of Watch: Sunday, May 30, 1948

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 60

Tour: 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Night Marshal Lan Smith was struck and killed by a vehicle while making his nightly rounds of the city's business district at about 2:00 am.

He had stepped into the street in front of the post office when he was struck by a vehicle and was dragged for one block. He died several minutes later before being taken to the hospital. The driver of the vehicle, who had been arrested by Marshal Smith the night before for drunk driving, was arrested and held on charges in connection with his death.

Marshal Smith had been appointed only several months prior to his death. He was survived by his mother, two sisters, and two brothers.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
May 30, 2015


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