Reserve Deputy Sonny Smith
Johnson Country Sheriff’s Office, Arkansas
- Age: 42
- Tour: 11 years
- End of Watch: May 15, 2015
- Chair Delivery: February 5, 2019
Deputy Smith was shot and killed as he and other deputies searched for a burglary suspect. He located the subject hiding in a wooded area and pursued him on foot. During the pursuit the man opened fire with a handgun, striking Deputy Smith. Deputy Smith was still able to return fire and wounded the subject. The man was then taken into custody.
Deputy Smith was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.