Detective Samuel A. Smith

Detective Samuel A. Smith

Atlanta Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Monday, October 24, 1932

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Samuel A. Smith

Detective Smith succumbed to injuries received in an automobile accident two days earlier. He was returning from Mabelton, Georgia, following an auto-theft investigation when his department vehicle was struck by another car and pushed into a telephone pole.

Detective Smith had served with the agency for 15 years. He was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 15 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, October 22, 1932

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Detective Smith,

I did not know you and did not know of your service until today. I did know your son, Sam Smith. He was my stepfather and someone I loved and respected. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Janet Layfield
step-daughter of your son

November 7, 2018

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