Patrolman John F. Smith

Patrolman John F. Smith

Kingsport Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, April 13, 1925

John F. Smith

Patrolman John Smith and Deputy Hubert Webb, of the Sullivan County Sheriff's Department, were shot and killed as they and another officer attempted to arrest a fugitive. The suspect was wanted for murdering Deputy Sheriff Murdock McIntosh, of the Greene County, Tennessee, Sheriff's Department, on December 24, 1924.

As the officers approached, the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding both officers. The suspect was apprehended and later died while serving time in a penitentiary in Parchman, Mississippi.

Patrolman Smith is buried in Pyles Cemetery, Sullivan County, Tennessee.

Bio

  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 13, 2012

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