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Deputy Sheriff Michael Ray Smith | Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

Deputy Sheriff

Michael Ray Smith

Upton County Sheriff's Department, Texas

End of Watch: Friday, June 8, 2012

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 44

Tour: 2 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

Incident Date: 6/8/2012

Weapon: Not available

Suspect: Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Mike Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a fire at an oil tank battery just before 7:00 a.m.

He was traveling northbound on Route 349, north of Rankin, when an oil-field truck crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on.

Deputy Smith had served with the Upton County Sheriff's Office for two years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and a daughter.

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I ran a 5K at the National Police Week race in your honor today sir with your name on my bib! Thank you for your service. Your brothers and sisters in law enforcement will never forget you!

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Washington DC
May 12, 2013


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