Deputy Sheriff Adam Smith

Deputy Sheriff Adam Smith

Knott County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, April 11, 1935

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Adam Smith

Deputy Adam Smith was shot and killed while investigating illegal liquor sales and related violations on Jones Fork.

After being shot, Deputy Smith was taken to Beaver Valley Hospital, where he died the following night.

Five men and one woman were arrested and held in connection with Deputy Smith's murder.

Deputy Smith was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 46
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, April 10, 1935
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Six suspects arrested

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 77th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 11, 2012

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