Remembering Wesley John Smith

//Remembering Wesley John Smith

Remembering Wesley John Smith

2016-08-15T10:10:23+00:00December 16th, 2015|Remember the Fallen|1 Comment

Wesley John SmithToday in 1975, Charleston Policeman Wesley John Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a robbery in progress call.

Policeman Smith lost control of his cruiser on the ramp of the Highway 61 overpass over Highway 17 about 1:40 am. The patrol car struck the abutment. Policeman Smith had been responding to a report of a robbery in progress at the Riverview Holiday Inn. The reported robbery was later found to be a less serious larceny.

Policeman Smith had recently been named Charleston Policeman of the Month in June.

Wesley John Smith GravePoliceman Smith, a US Navy Veteran, is interred at Riverview Memorial Gardens in North Charleston, South Carolina.  He was survived by his wife, son, mother, father, four sisters and four brothers.

Wesley John Smith‘s name has been engraved at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Memorial at the Statehouse in Columbia and the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC, located on panel “42, E -17”.  A plaque bearing Wesley John Smith’s name is displayed at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame in Columbia.

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  1. Richard Kimball December 16, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    I remember Wes, we worked together and his was the first line of duty death I was associated with.

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