Constable Rosie Lee Smith

Constable Rosie Lee Smith

Limestone County Constable's Office - Precinct 5, Texas

End of Watch Sunday, April 30, 1933

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Rosie Lee Smith

Constable Ronnie Smith was stabbed to death after being attacked without warning while walking in Kosse.

When a bystander attempted to stop the assault, the suspect's brother threatened the citizen with a hammer. Constable Smith sustained severe stab wounds in the attack. He died three weeks later, on April 30th, 1933.

Both brothers were charged with assault with intent to murder, and later murder charges were filed and then dismissed. They were each fined $25 and one of the men was sentenced to three months in jail. The conviction was later reversed by the Court of Appeals.

Constable Smith was survived by his wife and was buried in the Eutaw Cemetery. The Precinct 5 constable's office no longer exists.


  • Age 61
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Incident Date Saturday, April 8, 1933
  • Weapon Edged weapon; Knife
  • Offender Fined $25


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Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service. Never forgotten.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

April 30, 2019

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