Deputy Sheriff Michael Smith Upton County Sheriff’s Department, Texas End of Watch: Friday, June 8, 2012

 

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Deputy Sheriff Michael Smith

Upton County Sheriff’s Department, Texas
End of Watch: Friday, June 8, 2012

Biographical Info

Age: 44
Tour of Duty: 2 years, 6 months
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: June 8, 2012
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Agency Contact Information

Sheriff Dan Brown
Upton County Sheriff’s Department
PO Box 27
Rankin, TX 79778
Phone: (432) 693-2422

Deputy Sheriff Mike Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a fire at an oil tank battery just before 7:00 a.m.
He was traveling northbound on Route 349, north of Rankin, when an oil-field truck crossed the center line and struck his patrol car head-on.
Deputy Smith had served with the Upton County Sheriff’s Office for two years. He is survived by his wife, three sons, and a daughter.

The Upton County Sheriff’s Office confirms that 44 year-old Deputy Michael Smith was killed in a crash.
Deputies tell us just before 7:00 am Friday, Smith was responding to the tank battery fire with the Rankin Fire Department.
They were traveling northbound on highway 349 when a semi-truck lost control and swerved into oncoming traffic, hitting Smith’s vehicle head-on.
The driver of the semi was taken to the hospital, but has been released.
Smith was pronounced dead at the scene.
He is survived by his wife, three sons and a daughter.
DPS is investigating.
Funeral arrangements have yet to be made.
The Upton County Sheriff’s office sends their condolences to the family. Officials say he will be greatly missed.

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1 Response to “Deputy Sheriff Michael Smith Upton County Sheriff’s Department, Texas End of Watch: Friday, June 8, 2012”


  1. 1 Martha Pope June 11, 2012 at 09:12

    Mike was a Great Officer of the Law. He always showed kindness, humor, and warmth, along with doing his job in an Excellent way. Mike is loved very much by the community of Rankin, Texas. He will always be remembered as “Big Mike” with much respect. R.I.P.
    Many condolences to his family and sweet kids.


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