Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Busby Smith

Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Busby Smith

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi

End of Watch Monday, January 12, 1981

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Charles Busby Smith

Chief Deputy Sheriff Charles Smith was shot and killed while attempting to serve a lunacy warrant.

Chief Deputy Smith and the sheriff were serving the warrant to a 48-year-old male at his home near Kilmichael, Mississippi, when he opened fire on them, killing the deputy and seriously wounding the sheriff. The suspect was apprehended about two miles from his house, shortly after the shooting. He was later convicted of capital murder and sentenced to death but was later re-sentenced to life imprisonment. He died in prison in 2006.

Chief Deputy Smith had served with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office for four years and had previously been a Vaiden, Mississippi, police officer.


  • Age 29
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; .22 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison

warrant service

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Rest in peace Chief Deputy Sheriff Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 26, 2022

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