Inside the FSPD - Officer Memorial Page

Honoring All Fallen Members of the Fort Smith Police Department
These pages contain a brief biographical sketch of each officer and an account of how each officer met his death. Of the 10 officers, 7 were killed by gunshots and 1 was struck by a car while assisting a stranded motorist. Preserving the memory of the sacrifices made by these 10 brave and dedicated Fort Smith Police Officers is important. Therefore, each page is dedicated as a lasting memorial tribute to the officers, and to the families they left behind to mourn their passing.


Fallen Officers of the Fort Smith Police Department
To view more information about the officers listed below, please click on the image or name of the officer.

Officer - Daniel C. Martinez Patrolman - Billy Wayne Simms Detective William Ray Tate Patrolman - Randy Monroe Basnett
Officer - Daniel C. Martinez Patrolman - Billy Wayne Simms Detective - William Ray Tate Patrolman - Randy Monroe Basnett

Patrolman - Thomas I. Hairston Patrolman - Ralph Howard Captain - William A. Bourland Detective - Sam Booth
Patrolman - Thomas I. Hairston Patrolman - Ralph Howard Captain - William A. Bourland Detective - Sam Booth

Detective - Patrick Andrew Carr Patrolman - Ernest Augustus Anthony    
Detective - Patrick Andrew Carr Patrolman - Ernest Augustus Anthony