Police Officer Sanford Spencer Smith

Police Officer Sanford Spencer Smith

Philadelphia Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Saturday, July 15, 1950

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Sanford Spencer Smith

Officer Smith was killed when his motorcycle was struck by a car at 30th and Chestnut streets. He was chasing a speeder at the time of the crash. Officer Smith was a four-year veteran of the force. He left a wife and three young children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 3634

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 63rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater

January 9, 2013

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