Patrolman William F. Smith

Patrolman William F. Smith

Homestead Borough Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Wednesday, October 6, 1920

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William F. Smith

Patrolman William Smith was shot and killed after responding to the scene of a drunk man brandishing a handgun.

He was instantly killed when he was shot in the mouth and heart. Other officers returned fire, hitting the suspect more than 20 times, killing him.

Patrolman Smith had served with the Homestead Police Department for five years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice are always remembered.

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Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 6, 2020

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