Police Officer Smith Anderson "Buster" Kent, Jr.

Police Officer Smith Anderson "Buster" Kent, Jr.

Houston Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Tuesday, January 12, 1954

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Smith Anderson "Buster" Kent, Jr.

Police Officer Smith Kent was killed in a motorcycle crash while attempting to stop a speeding car in the 6300 block of Navigation Boulevard.

His police motorcycle struck the side of a truck, causing him to be thrown to the ground.

Officer Kent had served with the Houston Police Department for 19 years and had been assigned as a motorcycle officer for 17 years. He was survived by his wife, son, and brother, who was also a Houston police officer.


  • Age 48
  • Tour 19 years
  • Badge 135

Incident Details

  • Cause Motorcycle crash

motorcycle, motorcycle crash, patrol

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Officer Kent,
On today, the 70th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Houston. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol(Retired)

January 12, 2024

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