Police Officer Claud C. Smith

Photo of Police Officer Claud C. Smith
End of Watch: Wed, Apr 24th, 1974
Date of Incident: Not Known
Cause of Death: Gunfire (Intentional)
Service Time: 7 years
Age: 28


He is survived by his wife and 6-month-old son.


Officer Claude Smith was shot and killed while assisting a sheriff's deputy search for a wanted man in the Vaughn Housing Project.

During the search, an unrelated man mistook Officer Smith for a child molester believed to be in the area and shot him.

Information obtained from the Officer Down Memorial Page.


Saint Louis Metropolitan Police Department Patch
1200 Clark Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63103
(314) 231-1212


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