Sheriff Oren Eugene Smith

Sheriff Oren Eugene Smith

Edwards County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 19, 2000

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Oren Eugene Smith

Sheriff Oren Smith succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning after responding to a medical call where a couple had also been overtaken by carbon monoxide.

Upon arriving at the scene, Sheriff Smith entered the house and pulled the couple outside. While doing so, he was exposed to a high level of carbon monoxide and had to be admitted to the hospital where he died two days later as a result.

Sheriff Smith had served with the Edwards County Sheriff's Department for 24 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Exposure to toxins
  • Incident Date Monday, January 17, 2000

toxic fumes

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