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
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Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Gone way too young. Rest in peace Chief Smit. Your courage and honesty won't be forgotten.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 28, 2017

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