Sheriff Oren Eugene Smith

Sheriff Oren Eugene Smith

Edwards County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 19, 2000

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.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 24 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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Sheriff Smith's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-23-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

November 23, 2016

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