Sheriff Timothy B. Smith

Details:
Sheriff Timothy B. Smith
Ormsby County Sheriff's Office
End of Watch: Tuesday, December 17, 1867

Biographical Information:
Age: 43
Tour of Duty: Unknown
Badge Number: Unknown

Incident Details:
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, December 17, 1867
Weapon Used: Gun, unknown type
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

 

 

Sheriff Smith was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a shooting suspect at 2300 hours. He and two deputies had chased the man to the man's home. The two deputies were positioned in the front of the house and Sheriff Smith went to the back of the home. When the two deputies called out to the suspect the man fled out the back and shot Sheriff Smith. The suspect was shot and killed the following year while resisting arrest.

Sheriff Smith was survived by his wife and five children.