Patrolman Willie Lester Smith

Patrolman Willie Lester Smith

Jacksonville Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Saturday, March 25, 1972

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Willie Lester Smith

Patrolman Smith succumbed to injuries received three years earlier when the patrol car he and Sergeant Clarence Martin were riding in was struck head-on by a car driving on the wrong side of the road. Sergeant Martin was also killed in the accident.
Patrolman Smith had been with the agency for one year.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 13, 1969

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Patrolman Smith,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 25, 2022

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