Policeman John Charles Smith

Policeman John Charles Smith

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, March 2, 1966

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John Charles Smith

Policeman John Smith was struck and killed by a drunk driver while watching traffic on a police motorcycle.. The 46-year-old driver was charged with felony drunk driving and manslaughter.

The driver was convicted of misdemeanor manslaughter and sentenced to 3 years probation and fined $550.00.

Policeman Smith served with the Los Angles Police Department for six and a half years. He is survived by his wife, and four children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 6 years, 6 months
  • Badge 10395

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Convicted

DUI, motorcycle

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