City Marshal Smead Powell Franklin

City Marshal Smead Powell Franklin

Garland City Police Department, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, October 27, 1989

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Smead Powell Franklin

City Marshal Smead Franklin was killed in an automobile crash while en route to Texarkana for a meeting.

He was attempting to pass a large truck when it came into his lane, forcing him into a bridge.

Marshal Franklin had been with the Garland City Police Department for 29 years. He was survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 78
  • Tour 29 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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On this the 20th anniversary of your tragic death, please know that your valor, bravery and dedication to your job is remembered.

I hope that your family continues to be supported and cared for by their law enforcement family, and other police survivors.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Marshal Franklin gave to his community and his country, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on October 27, 1989.

Phyllis Loya, mother of fallen officer
Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05


October 27, 2009

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