Deputy Leonard A. Smith

Deputy Leonard A. Smith

Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office, Arizona

End of Watch Monday, July 17, 1922

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Leonard A. Smith

Deputy Leonard Smith and Sheriff George White were killed in an automobile accident as they transported prisoners 18 miles south of Tucson at 9 pm.

Deputy Smith was transported to a local hospital with a broken collar bone and several broken ribs. He succumbed to internal injuries four days later.

The convicts they had in custody escaped and were captured a week later.

Deputy Smith was survived by his wife, brother, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Thursday, July 13, 1922

automobile accident, transport

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Deputy Smith,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Santa Cruz County.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

July 17, 2022

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