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.

Officer Kent was killed in a motorcycle accident 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


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Rest in peace Officer Kent.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 25, 2021

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