Officer William H. Smith

Officer William H. Smith

Centralia Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Friday, December 23, 1910

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William H. Smith

Officer William Smith was struck and killed by a Northern Pacific Railroad freight train while standing on a crossing. He was watching two southbound trains when he was struck by a train that was backing up on the track he was on.

Officer Smith was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by train

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Officer Smith,
On today, the 110th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Centralia.


United States Border Patrol

December 23, 2020

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