Deputy Town Marshal Willie Smith

Deputy Town Marshal Willie Smith

Manchester Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, April 26, 1937

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Willie Smith

Deputy Town Marshal Willie Smith was shot and killed while attempting to take a subject into custody for a competency hearing. He had gone to the man's home with two sheriff's deputies but was ambushed when the subject stepped from behind a tree and opened fire with a shotgun. The man later turned himself in.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 21 years.

Deputy Marshal Smith was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to 21 years


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