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Sheriff Sidney Smith McMath | Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

Sheriff

Sidney Smith McMath

Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch: Saturday, April 22, 1911

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 45

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and kiled

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Sheriff Sidney McMath was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for selling whiskey to employees of a local sawmill.

Despite being mortally wounded, Sheriff McMath was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Sheriff McMath was survived by his wife and 12 children.

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Sheriff McMath was the grandfather of Sidney Sanders McMath, World War II Marine hero, acclaimed trial lawyer and progressive reform governor of Arkansas.

Sandy McMath, trial lawyer
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July 25, 2017

 

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