Police Chief Michael Henry Smit

Police Chief Michael Henry Smit

Garwin Police Department, Iowa

End of Watch Sunday, November 6, 1977

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Michael Henry Smit

Chief Michael Smit was killed in an automobile accident while returning from the city of Gladbrook, where he had gone to assist with searching for vandals. While returning to Garwin he encountered heavy fog and struck a horse that was standing in the roadway.


  • Age 19
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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This is my little hometown. I never knew about this until I began my career in 2007 in Knoxville, Iowa. So young and such a tragic accident.

SRO Kyle Keller
Knoxville Police Department

May 14, 2021

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