Railroad Policeman Alexander S. Smith

Railroad Policeman Alexander S. Smith

Northern Pacific Railroad Police Department, Railroad Police

End of Watch Thursday, February 4, 1909

Add to My Heroes

Alexander S. Smith

Railroad Policeman Alexander Smith was shot and killed in the company's railroad yards near South 2nd Street in Tacoma, Washington shortly after 4 p.m. by his partner.

The two officers had been arguing about a recent freight train robbery when Policeman Smith's partner attacked him and opened fire, fatally wounding him.

The officer who shot him was charged with second-degree murder.

Policeman Smith was survived by his son and four sisters.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Washington
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

Most Recent Reflection

View all 7 Reflections

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 103rd anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. . My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 4, 2012

Want even more control of your Reflection? Create a free ODMP account now for these benefits:

  • Quick access to your heroes
  • Reflections published quicker
  • Save a Reflection signature
  • View, edit or delete any Reflection you've left in the past

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.