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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Officer Smith your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The State of Mississippi and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD

August 4, 2016

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