Deputy Sheriff Larry Eugene Smith

Deputy Sheriff Larry Eugene Smith

Otero County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, December 27, 1973

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Larry Eugene Smith

Deputy Smith was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance call. When he arrived on the scene he was confronted by a man with a shotgun. He ordered the man to drop the gun and the two fired at each other almost simultaneously. Deputy Smith was killed at the scene and the suspect succumbed to his wounds several days later.


  • Age 23
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Larry was my roommate at the Colorado Law Enforcement Training Academy in 1973. I've never forgotten you Larry. A wonderful man with a great sense of humor. Rest in Peace my friend.

Broomfield Police Department

December 22, 2014

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