Constable Dan Smith

Constable Dan Smith

Lawrence County Fourth District Constable's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Tuesday, August 18, 1925

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Dan Smith

Constable Dan Smith was shot and killed from ambush as he and two deputy constables searched for a still in a cornfield at approximately 1500 hours.

As they made their way towards the still, the owner of the farm ambushed them and shot Constable Smith in the back three times.

The suspect was apprehended at his home several hours later and charged with Constable Smith's murder. The man had previously threatened to shoot Constable Smith if he ever came onto his land.

Constable Smith was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 27
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Charged with murder

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CONSTABLE DAN SMITH, YOU ARE VERY WELL A HERO. I would like to say thinks to for your services. I now service as constable in Lawrence county and would like to take this opportunity to honor you. thanks again for your time for the citizens of Lawrence county. GOD BLESS.......

constable virgil luna december 31,2017

December 31, 2017

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