Sheriff Charles R. Smith

Sheriff Charles R. Smith

Cooper County Sheriff's Department, Missouri

End of Watch Tuesday, December 10, 1991

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Charles R. Smith

Sheriff Charles Smith was shot and killed by the suspect who shot and killed Deputy Leslie Roark of the Moniteau County Sheriff's Department and Deputy Sandra Wilson of the Miller County Sheriff's Department.

Sheriff Smith was shot when he ran to investigate the gunshots which killed Deputy Wilson.

The suspect was found guilty of capital murder and was executed on January 9th, 2002.

Sheriff Smith was a U.S. Army veteran.

Bio

  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed in 2002

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Sheriff Charles R. Smith served a distinguished army career in the US Army Special Forces. He was a combat veteran and served on my A-Team. He was so proud to serve as Sheriff and was on his second tour. He loved the people of his county regardless of their station in life. He loved his family. He will always be in my heart.

Steve
Friend and Comrade in Arms

September 24, 2019

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