Patrolman Calvin C. Smith

Patrolman Calvin C. Smith

Paducah Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Tuesday, October 3, 1893

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Calvin C. Smith

Patrolman Cal Smith was shot and killed by a man from ambush near Court Street.

The suspect had been arrested earlier for being drunk and disruptive. After being released on bail he secured a rifle and went looking for the arresting officer. Mistaking Patrolman Smith for the arresting officer, he shot him dead.

The suspect, son of a local prominent judge, was tried and acquitted. On October 24, 1899, he shot and killed his mistress at a saloon in Paducah, and then shot and killed himself.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Acquitted


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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 3, 2020

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