Deputy Sheriff William Smith

Deputy Sheriff William Smith

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 1923

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William Smith

Deputy Sheriff William Smith was shot and killed in a shootout with a suspect on Christmas Eve.

After murdering Deputy Smith, the suspect fled into the nearby mountains. A posse that was assembled to pursue him reached the town of Glomawr and were searching for him when someone in a store threw a fire cracker at them.

Thinking they were being fired upon by the suspect, the posse opened fire towards the store, killing several occupants.

Deputy Smith was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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This is my great-grandpa. He was married to my great-grandma Malvery Combs Smith. They had 6 children. My great-aunt Willa (Billie) is the only one still living.

Pam Feltner Rios
Great grand-daughter

December 26, 2017

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