Patrolman John Hazel Smith

Patrolman John Hazel Smith

Gastonia Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, September 5, 1937

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John Hazel Smith

Patrolman John Smith was struck and killed by a stolen car while returning from working a special detail at a local high school sports event.

Patrolman Smith had served on the Gastonia Police Department for five years. He was survived by his father and is buried in oakwood Cemetery, Gastonia, North Carolina.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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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)

September 5, 2020

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