Deputy Sheriff Charles Smith

Deputy Sheriff Charles Smith

Pike County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Sunday, March 19, 1911

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Charles Smith

Deputy Sheriff Charles Smith was shot and killed when he accompanied two United States Deputy United States Marshals in an attempt to arrest man at his home at Long Fork.

The man surrendered to the officers who were then confronted by the man's mother and two sisters. One of the two sisters, 16 and 18, opened fire on the officers, fatally wounding Deputy Smith. Both sisters were arrested and charged with murder. Their brother, wanted for escape from the Virginia Penitentiary, was shot and killed by eight months later by one of the marshals.

Deputy Smith was a widower.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Arrested

warrant service, alcohol violation

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Deputy Sheriff Smith,
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 Pike County.


United States Border Patrol

March 19, 2021

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