Town Marshal Everett Smith

Town Marshal Everett Smith

Olla Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, January 2, 1903

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Everett Smith

Town Marshal Everett Smith was shot and killed shortly after he entered a downtown saloon in Olla at approximately 6:00 am.

Excitement over a fire that had destroyed half the town was subsiding when Marshal Smith entered the saloon to order it closed, as its operating license had expired at midnight. As shots rang out, outsiders rushed in and found him dead on the floor. He had been shot six times.

Several men were arrested and charged with his murder but were all acquitted.

Marshal Smith was survived by his wife and family.


  • Age 30
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

alcohol violation

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I have recently been conducting research in attempt to find information on Marshal Smith. I just sent an update to his memorial. Even though over a century has passed since Marshal Smith paid the ultimate sacrifice, our department carries on and stands proudly behind his memory. We thank you Marshal Smith for your sacrifice in keeping the town, which at the time was in its infant stage, safe. I will be building and placing a shadow box memorial in our station and will update his memorial again as soon as I finish gathering information on him. I hope you rest easy Sir, and know that your death was not in vain.

Corpral Jessie A. Morris, OP-3
Olla police department

July 16, 2019

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