Town Sergeant Harry Valentine Smeeman

Town Sergeant Harry Valentine Smeeman

Ashland Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, June 29, 1929

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Harry Valentine Smeeman

Town Sergeant Harry Smeeman was shot and killed at midnight while on duty. The initial investigation produced no suspects and the town hired a private investigator to continue the investigation. Two indictments were handed down and one of the suspects was acquitted of the murder. The other suspect was never found.

Town Sergeant Smeeman was the elected Town Sergeant and had served with the Ashland Police Department for seven years. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Rest In Peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

June 29, 2020

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