Trooper Ronald Gordon Smith

Trooper Ronald Gordon Smith

Florida Highway Patrol, Florida

End of Watch Sunday, December 23, 1973

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Ronald Gordon Smith

Trooper Ronald Smith was shot and killed while checking on two suspicious parked on a dirt road east of U.S. 19, three miles north of Crystal River in Citrus County.

The subjects attempted to flee but two nearby hunters shot and wounded one of them and then captured both.

Trooper Smith was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He had served with the Florida Highway Patrol for three months and had previously served with the Tallahassee Police Department. He was survived by his wife and 2-year-old daughter.

Bio

  • Age 28
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Both apprehended

suspicious vehicle

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Rest in peace Trooper Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 23, 2019

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