Deputy Sheriff James Walton Smith

Deputy Sheriff James Walton Smith

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, July 24, 1894

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James Walton Smith

Deputy Smith and Deputy Charles Cole were shot and killed while attempting to serve warrants on a father and son involved in a previous murder. When the two deputies approached the family's home the suspects opened fire, killing both deputies.

Both suspects fled into nearby hills where they were located by a posse.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Smith,
On today, the 124th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Jefferson County.


United States Border Patrol

July 24, 2018

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