Deputy Sheriff Charles B. Smith

Deputy Sheriff Charles B. Smith

Grant County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, July 29, 1907

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Charles B. Smith

Sheriff Smith was shot and killed by a crazed drunk man. Sheriff Smith responded to the suspect's home after he had fired at a civilian from his porch. As Sheriff Smith pushed open the door of the suspect's home the suspect opened fire killing Sheriff Smith. The 27-year-old suspect was later arrested after a standoff with other officers. He was convicted of second degree murder and sentenced to 99 years.

Sheriff Smith was survived by two sisters and one brother.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 99 years

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Deputy Sheriff Smith,
Sir, it has been 106 years since your End of Watch but you are still honored and remembered. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Grant County.


United States Border Patrol

August 15, 2013

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