Sheriff William Henry Smith

Sheriff William Henry Smith

Greene County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

End of Watch Friday, October 9, 1908

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William Henry Smith

Sheriff William Henry Smith died from an accidential gunshot wound he suffered when his unholstered revolver fell out of his coat pocket. The firearm struck the floor, discharged and fatally wounded Sheriff Smith. He was taken to a private residence on Irish Street, in Greenville, and passed away later that day.

Sheriff Smith had taken office in Sept. 1908, a little more than one month before the incident.

He was survived by his wife Molly Harrison Smith and eight children.


  • Age 42
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Sheriff Smith,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Greene County.


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October 9, 2018

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