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- Jul. 07, 2010 -
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Shelton Police Department Agency Patch
Resided: CT, USA
Born: Unk  
Fallen: Jul. 07, 2010
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 64 yrs. of age
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Dept: Shelton Police Dept.
CT   USA
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Sergeant
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Crash
Weapon Class: Vehicle
Badge: 5
On The Job: 39 years
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: CT   USA   Wed. Jul. 07, 2010
Summary: Sergeant Orville Smith died from injuries sustained when he was struck by a vehicle operated by an intoxicated driver.

Sergeant Smith was working a traffic detail on Route 110 at the intersection of Indian Well Road. He was standing next to his patrol car when he and his patrol car were struck by the driver a Nissan Frontier pickup truck . Sergeant Smith was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where he died from his injuries four days later.

The driver of the pick-up truck was arrested and charged in connection with Sergeant Smith's death. In October 2011 he pleaded no contest to second degree manslaughter and was subsequently sentenced to three years in in prison.

Sergeant Smith had served with the Shelton Police Department for 39 years. He was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and also served as a volunteer firefighter with the Shelton Fire Department White Hills Co. No. 5.

Sergeant Smith is survived by his wife, sister and her husband and several nieces and nephews.

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