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 was the grandfather of Sidney Sanders McMath, World War II Marine hero, acclaimed trial lawyer and progressive reform governor of Arkansas.

Sandy McMath, trial lawyer
Great grandson

July 25, 2017

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