Major Nathaniel Smith, Jr.

Major Nathaniel Smith, Jr.

Pascagoula Police Department, Mississippi

End of Watch Saturday, May 22, 1976

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Nathaniel Smith, Jr.

Major Nathaniel Smith was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of Hanshaw Road and Old Highway 90 in Ocean Springs.

He was returning from a security detail involving the First Lady of France when his vehicle was struck by a drunk driver.

Major Smith was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Pascagoula Police Department for 16 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Not available

drunk driver, FBI National Academy

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