Sheriff Sidney Smith McMath

Sheriff Sidney Smith McMath

Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Saturday, April 22, 1911

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Sidney Smith McMath

Sheriff Sidney McMath was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man for selling whiskey to employees of a local sawmill.

Despite being mortally wounded, Sheriff McMath was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Sheriff McMath was survived by his wife and 12 children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and kiled

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Sheriff McMath,
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 Columbia County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

April 22, 2021

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