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Jan. 04, 1929
Caucasian Male / 45 yrs. of age
Evarts Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Fri. Jan. 04, 1929
Policeman Grant Smith was shot and killed from ambush by two men whom he had previously arrested for violating liquor laws. The men had been released on bond the previous day.
He was walking home through a schoolyard when he was shot in the back by a blast from a shotgun. The two men and two accomplices were arrested and charged with his murder.
Policeman Smith had been serving as the acting policeman for the city of Evarts at the time of his murder and was a deputy with the Harlan County Sheriff's Office. He was survived by his wife and is buried in Turner Cemetery in Verda, Kentuck