Deputy Sheriff Douglas E. Smith

Deputy Sheriff Douglas E. Smith

Sherman County Sheriff's Department, Oregon

End of Watch Sunday, August 27, 1978

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Douglas E. Smith

Deputy Douglas Smith was killed in an automobile accident when his vehicle was struck head-on by another vehicle on Highway 97 between Moro and Biggs Junction. He was responding to reports of a vehicle being driven at a high rate of speed and as he crested a hill near mile marker 12 the vehicle struck his head-on. Both vehicles burst into flames and Deputy Smith and the two occupants of the other vehicle were all killed.

Deputy Smith had served with the agency for 4 years. He was survived by his parents, brothers, and sisters.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 27, 2020

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