Deputy Sheriff Smith Owen Wester

Deputy Sheriff Smith Owen Wester

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office, Alabama

End of Watch Thursday, April 24, 1930

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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I heard great memories of you, from your sister, my Granny Annie Bell. She never got over your death, and my Dad kept your pocket watch dear to him up u too his demise. Wish I had known you Uncle Owen, but there's no doubt you died a hero to this county & to your family. RIP and tell Daddy, Granny & Pa I said hello - you all are finally together after all those years.

Chanty Smith
Great niece

July 14, 2016

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