Deputy Sheriff J. S. Smith

Deputy Sheriff J. S. Smith

Russell County Sheriff's Office, Virginia

End of Watch Saturday, February 22, 1902

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J. S. Smith

Deputy J.S. Smith was shot and killed as he and a posse attempted to arrest a murder suspect. When the suspect was confronted by Deputy Smith he shot him in the chest with a revolver, killing him.

The suspect was able to flee the scene and avoided capture by the posse.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Not available

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Deputy Sheriff Smith,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Russell County.


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February 22, 2022

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