Crossing Policeman Eugene Calvin Smith

Crossing Policeman Eugene Calvin Smith

Metropolitan Police Department, District of Columbia

End of Watch Saturday, January 1, 1910

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Eugene Calvin Smith

Crossing Policeman Eugene Smith died from injuries sustained earlier in the day when he slipped on ice and fell down a stair case while at his post at 14th and U Streets, NW.

He had gone into the United States Savings Bank for a break when he slipped down the stair case as a result of ice that had stuck on his boots. He was taken to Emergency Hospital where died as a result of a fractured skull later in the day.

Crossing Policeman Smith was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Metropolitan Police Department for 20 years. He was survived by his brother. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery in Section 17, Site 17701.


  • Age 49
  • Tour 20 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Fall

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Officer Smith,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

January 1, 2020

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