Deputy Sheriff Boyd Smith

Deputy Sheriff Boyd Smith

Catahoula Parish Sheriff's Office, Louisiana

End of Watch Monday, February 26, 1923

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Boyd Smith

Deputy Sheriff Boyd Smith was shot and killed while attempting to break up a fight between two men in Jonesville.

A spectator attempted to prevent Deputy Smith from breaking up the fight and encouraged him to let the men continue fighting. The spectator then fatally shot Deputy Smith.

The man turned himself in to authorities the following day.

Deputy Smith was survived by his wife and four children.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

fight call

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Deputy Sheriff Smith,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Catahoula Parish.


United States Border Patrol

February 26, 2023

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