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Smith, Agent Alexander S.

End of Watch: 
Thursday, February 4, 1909
County: 
King
Agency: 
No. Pacific Railway P.D.

On Thursday, February 4, 1909, Northern Pacific Railway Policeman Alexander Smith was shot and killed by his partner, W. C. Dudley during an argument.

 

The two began to argue about a freight train robber when Officer Dudley suddenly attacked Officer Smith.  Officer Dudley punched Officer Smith and broke his glasses.  Officer Smith drew his gun and this caused Officer Dudley to jump behind a wall.  Both men began firing at each other, emptying their weapons.

 

Officer Smith was struck six times in the chest, arms and legs.  Dudley was also hit multiple times, but survived and was charged with second degree murder.