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Nov. 15, 1909
Joplin Police Dept.
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Mon. Nov. 15, 1909
Patrolman William Smith was shot and killed by the husband of a prostitute he had just arrested.
Patrolman Smith and another patrolman raided a house of prostitution. As Patrolman Smith and his partner exited the house with the suspects, they were confronted by the suspects husband who shot both of them. Patrolman Smith died from his wounds.