Patrolman Wesley John Smith

Patrolman Wesley John Smith

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, December 16, 1975

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Wesley John Smith

Patrolman Wesley Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a robbery in progress call at the Riverview Holiday Inn.

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

The robbery was later determined to only be a larceny.

Patrolman Smith was a U.S. Navy veteran.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 60
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

emergency response, robbery, single vehicle 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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