Wildlife Officer Noah Therman "Bud" Smith

Wildlife Officer Noah Therman "Bud" Smith

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 30, 1954

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Noah Therman "Bud" Smith

Wildlife Officer Bud Smith was killed in an automobile crash at the intersection of State Road 7 and Hammondville Road in Broward County.

His vehicle left the roadway on an S-curve and struck a utility pole. He suffered fatal injuries when he was ejected from the vehicle.

Officer Smith had served in law enforcement for 10 years. He had previously served with the Dania Police Department and was working his last shift with the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission before joining the Pompano Beach Police Department. He was survived by his wife, 2-month-old daughter, mother, brother, and two sisters.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 10 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is a family. This family extends back to all the previous iterations of FWC, such as the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Today we in FWC Class 39 honored Officer Bud Smith with a memorial workout. His sacrifice in the line of duty was a tragic loss to our law enforcement family. We continue to honor him and all other members of our family who have fallen. While he is gone, his memory and sacrifice will live on through our agency.


FWC Recruit Class 39

December 13, 2019

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