Patrolman Wesley John Smith

Patrolman Wesley John Smith

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, December 16, 1975

Wesley John Smith

Policeman Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a robbery in progress call.

Policeman Smith lost control of his cruiser on the ramp of the Highway 61 overpass over Highway 17 about 1:40 am. The patrol car struck the abutment.

Policeman Smith had been responding to a report of a robbery in progress at the Riverview Holiday Inn. The reported robbery was later found to be a less serious larceny.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 60

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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I remember the accident. My husband Sgt Ahrens was with him when he passed away. I was talking to Leroy Shivers today about the young man. We also spoke of several other officers that we remember.

Libby Ahrens Jackson
My husband was his Sgt. ==Team 4 I think.

July 23, 2018

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