Guard J. G. Smith

Guard J. G. Smith

Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi

End of Watch Friday, August 4, 1905

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J. G. Smith

Guard J.G. Smith was overpowered and killed by three escaping inmates at the state prison in Hattiesburg.

Two of the inmates were lynched by a mob that evening. The third inmate was captured, convicted of Guard Smith's murder, and sentenced to death.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Person
  • Offender Sentenced to death

escape attempt

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Rest in peace always knowing that your service will never, ever be forgotten as no passage of time will ever erase your sacrifice.

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

August 4, 2020

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