Police Officer Willie Samuel Smith

Police Officer Willie Samuel Smith

Savannah Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, March 11, 1994

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Willie Samuel Smith

Police Officer Willie Smith was killed after being struck by the car of a fleeing suspect and dragged more than 200 feet.

He had positioned his patrol car in the path of the fleeing suspect who struck and killed him. The subject had fled from another officer who attempted to stop him after he ran his license plate and found out it was stolen.

The suspect was charged with vehicular homicide.

Officer Smith had served with the Savannah Police Department for two years and he was the 1993 Rookie of the Year. He was survived by his wife and daughter.


  • Age 23
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

stolen vehicle, vehicle pursuit

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