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

Age: 45
Served: 1 year, 8 months
Badge #:
Panel 20E, Line 34 (2024)
Not Included

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:
Weapon Used:
Suspect Disposition:
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 by a passing motorist laying in the street about 150 feet north from his hat and flashlight.

   A nearby physician was summoned but Night Watchman Smith never regained consciousness and died of a fractured skull and pulmonary hemorrhage.

   The driver who struck him and fled the scene was never located.

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

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