Police Officer William E. Smith

Police Officer William E. Smith

Denver Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, January 23, 1975

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William E. Smith

Police Officer William Smith was shot and killed while he and his partner responded to a disturbance at a bar on Federal Boulevard.

Unbeknownst to the officers, two suspects were inside committing an armed robbery at the time. As Officer Smith opened the door one of the men inside opened fire, fatally wounding him.

Both subjects were later apprehended.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available


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Smitty, your service in dedication to the Marine Corps, your Country, and your local police force is admirable. You always stepped forth in support in times of need. You are an exemplary man and Marine. Hopefully there will continue to be men to equal your American spirit.
You will be missed in our country, God bless you and America. Arthur Lochridge, MD

Lt Arthur Lochridge
VMO 3 Flight Surgeon, 1966

January 23, 2020

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