Constable William David Smith

Constable William David Smith

Marks Creek Township Constable's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 12, 1929

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William David Smith

Constable Smith was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for possessing illegal whiskey. The suspect was captured in Richmond, Virginia, two weeks later.

The suspect was convicted of Constable Smith's murder and sentenced to death. He was executed in the electric chair on February 13, 1930.

Constable Smith was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1930

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Constable Smith,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Marks Creek Township.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 12, 2019

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