Police Officer Willis A. Smith

Police Officer Willis A. Smith

Birmingham Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Tuesday, March 10, 1908

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Willis A. Smith

Officer Smith was shot and killed and his partner was shot in the leg by and unknown suspect after stopping him on the street. A week later his partner was charged with his murder.

The officer who claimed he was innocent, was tried three times and acquitted each time. Officer Smith's murder remains a mystery.


  • Age 28
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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