Deputy Sheriff Isaac Smith

Deputy Sheriff Isaac Smith

Westchester County Sheriff's Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, May 17, 1792

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Isaac Smith

Deputy Sheriff Isaac Smith was shot and killed while attempting to serve a writ on a subject outside of a tavern at Delancey's Mill in the Bronx.

As Deputy Smith attempted to arrest him he was shot. The subject, who was a well-known British loyalist, fled to Canada but was eventually caught and hung on October 2nd, 1793.

Deputy Smith was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1793

DIP, warrant service

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Your name has now been placed on our monument of all the fallen members of Police Departments in Westchester County N.Y. where you once served and gave your life. Your name is now mentioned at every one of our Memorial and award ceremonies as well. The President of the United states recognized you at the National Police memorial service in DC.
Sorry it took so long for these recognitions.
I'm proud to be serving in the same department as you once did. God Bless!

Deputy Commissioner/Sheriff Joe Yasinski
Westchester County Dept. of Public Safety

August 13, 2015

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