Sergeant Larrell Kent Smith

Sergeant Larrell Kent Smith

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, California

End of Watch Saturday, April 16, 1983

Larrell Kent Smith

Sergeant Larrell Smith was shot and killed during a SWAT raid while serving a search warrant.

He was the third man on the team making an entry through a window. As the team entered, the suspect, who was flanking the team, opened fire and struck Sergeant Smith in the head. Other team members returned fire and killed the subject.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

Most Recent Reflection

View all 42 Reflections

I was a deputy from 1968 to 1979 and part of that time served at the City of Industry Substation where Sgt "Larry" Smith was my patrol sergeant. What I remember most was his free spirit and great laugh. We socialized some and I remember that for awhile he dated a girl that used to cut my hair. I was sad to see him leave patrol for SEB but it was something he really wanted to do. RIP Larry you are not forgotten

Deputy Steve Silvis
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office

July 4, 2017

Create an account for more options, or use this form to leave a Reflection now.