Deputy Sheriff Smith Owen Wester

Deputy Sheriff Smith Owen Wester

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, April 24, 1930

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Smith Owen Wester

Deputy Sheriff Smith Wester was shot and killed while he and other deputies served a warrant on a man for stealing timber.

The man opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding Deputy Wester. One of the other deputies returned fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Wester was survived by his wife.


  • Age 29
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Wester.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

August 9, 2019

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