Night Watchman
William Meade Smith
Westfield Police Department
Friday, November 2, 1928

Age: 45
Served: 1 year, 9 months
Badge #:
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Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Struck by vehicle
Date/Time of Incident:
Friday, November 2, 1928
01:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
Rangeline Road near Noblesville and Crawfordsville Road, Westfield
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Incident Township:
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Burial Place:
Eagle Creek Cemetery, Westfield

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   Night Watchman William Smith was killed after apparently having been struck by a vehicle as he was walking in the downtown area while on duty.

   His body was found laying in the street about 150 feet away from his hat and flashlight. He never regained consciousness, and died of a fractured skull and pulmonary hemorrhage.

   Night Watchman Smith was single and survived by his mother, two brothers and two sisters.

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This officer has been approved as an eligible line of duty death by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund and will be honored during Police Week 2024.

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