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Deputy Sheriff William Smith

Perry County Sheriff's Office, Kentucky

End of Watch Monday, December 24, 1923

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff William Smith

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 Perry County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 24, 2023

Rest in Peace

A fellow copper
St. Louis Police Department

December 26, 2022

When William Smith was born in 1894 in Ashers Fork, Kentucky, his father, Millard, was 23 and his mother, Jane, was 22. He married Sallie Valentine on July 30, 1921, in Straight Creek, Kentucky. They had four children during their marriage. ,Deputy Sheriff William Smith was shot and killed in a shootout with a suspect on Christmas Eve in Pineville, Kentucky, on December the 24th 1930 at the age of 36, and was buried there.

Deborah Bray

November 28, 2021

This is my Great Great Granduncle. He was the brother to my Great Great Grandmother Anner Smith DeHart. she passed away 1981.

Celeste Hamilton
great great grand niece

January 10, 2021

This is my great-grandpa. He was married to my great-grandma Malvery Combs Smith. They had 6 children. My great-aunt Willa (Billie) is the only one still living.

Pam Feltner Rios
Great grand-daughter

December 26, 2017

My grandmother's father. She was born January 6 following his murder, so they never saw each other. Her name is Willa (Smith) Wilson.

William Wilson Jr
Great grandson

March 19, 2017

My grandmothers brother. He had seven children which I do not know any of them.

Joyce Asher Miller
Great Niece

June 16, 2016

He was my great uncle the brother of Polly Smith I Asher very proud of him

Deborah Bray
He Was my great uncle

June 16, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 88th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

December 25, 2011

i have heard stories of my grandfather and i am very proud of him and his tribute to the sheiffs department.

shirley harris

May 9, 2011

William Smith was my great grandfather, not much is known about who really killed him, I am glad he is honored on this page.

Ken Cornett
great grandson

May 9, 2011

Deputy Sheriff Smith,
It has taken almost 85 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Perry County.



August 2, 2008

Rest in peace deputy Smith.


August 1, 2008

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