Police Officer Lee Craig Smith

Police Officer Lee Craig Smith

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 15, 1979

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Lee Craig Smith

Police Officer Lee Smith succumbed to injuries received in a motorcycle accident on the Mopac Freeway after his steering failed due to a defective part. He began to recover from his injuries but several months after the accident suddenly died as a result of them.

Officer Smith was a U.S Air Force veteran of the Vietnam war. He is survived by his wife, and three children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 450
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash
  • Incident Date Not available

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Officer Smith,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Austin. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 15, 2019

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