Trooper Donald E. Smith

Trooper Donald E. Smith

Oregon State Police, Oregon

End of Watch Monday, July 11, 1983

Donald E. Smith

Trooper Smith and Deputy Joseph Omlin of the Curry County Sheriff's Office were killed in an aircraft accident while on a marijuana observation flight in a remote wilderness area in southern Oregon.
Trooper Smith had been with the agency for 11 years.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 11 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Aircraft accident

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Don was one talended and dedicated State Trooper. Always ready and willing to do more. He bcame a friend because of my respect for him. Don loved to fly small aircraft and unfortunately died along with my good friend Deputy Joe Omlin on that fatal day. I always remember Don teling me about working or a major airling and strapping down flapping outside aircraft skin with 2000 mph duct tape and telling them to head for the maintenace yard at the end of their day. I will always remember don and the good things he left in me and other people.

Sergeant Thomas Benz - Retired
Oregon State Police

August 5, 2011

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