Lieutenant William Carter Smith

Lieutenant William Carter Smith

Kentucky State Police, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 26, 1973

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William Carter Smith

Lieutenant Smith died on April 4, 1973 from a gunshot wound he received on November 10, 1972. Lieutenant Smith was attempting to arrest a murder suspect in Warren County, Kentucky, when he was shot.

The suspect was arrested, tried, and convicted of Lieutenant Smith's murder.

Lieutenant Smith had been with agency for 24 years and was survived by his wife and son.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge 46

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, November 10, 1972
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Convicted

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Rest in peace Lt. Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 28, 2019

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