Special Deputy Sheriff A. L. Smithers

Special Deputy Sheriff A. L. Smithers

Luna County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch Friday, November 17, 1911

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A. L. Smithers

Special Deputy Sheriff A.L. Smithers and Deputy Sheriff Thomas Hall were shot and killed as they attempted to arrest an escapee from the county jail.

The suspect was apprehended and hanged on April 25, 1913.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Executed in 1913

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I served 45 years in law enforcement including two four year terms as Sheriff of Luna County (2007-2011 & 2011-2014) retiring at the end of 2014. I prayed each day I would not have to face an EOW during my administration. I was blessed not having to endure it. My thoughts are always with my successors and all Emergency Responders whose service I appreciate. My Lord, Bless each and every law enforcement officer on whom we depend to keep us safe. Keep them safe.

Raymond Cobos, Sheriff, Retired
Luna County Sheriff's Department

November 8, 2016

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