Patrolman Paul Winefred Smith

Patrolman Paul Winefred Smith

North Carolina Highway Patrol, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, May 27, 1948

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Paul Winefred Smith

Patrolman Paul Smith drowned after his patrol car's hood came open, causing him to lose control of the vehicle on Route 49A in Davidson County. The car overturned into a water-filled ditch trapping him inside. He was taken to the hospital in Albemarle where he died the following day.

Patrolman Smith was a U.S Army Air Corps veteran of WWII and served with the North Carolina Highway Patrol for six months. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned
  • Incident Date Wednesday, May 26, 1948

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 27, 2015

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