Patrolman Harlan M. Smith

Patrolman Harlan M. Smith

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, September 23, 1940

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Harlan M. Smith

Patrolman Smith was killed in a motorcycle accident on SC Highway 9 while on patrol in Chesterfield County at approximately 0045 hours. Patrolman Smith and a Pageland police officer were returning to Pageland after having stopped a traffic violator when Patrolman Smith's motorcycle veered off of the roadway and struck a tree. Patrolman Smith was killed instantly upon impact.

Patrolman Smith had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for only 3 months and was assigned to the Pageland-Chesterfield District. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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Rest in peace Patrolman Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

January 6, 2022

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