05Sep2010

Sergeant Orville Smith

Sergeant Orville Smith died from injuries sustained when a vehicle operated
by an intoxicated driver struck him. 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 with driving under the influence. He faces additional charges related
to the death of the officer.
Sergeant Smith had served with the Shelton Police Department for 39 years.
He was a United States 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.

Sergeant Orville Smith died from injuries sustained when a vehicle operatedby an intoxicated driver struck him. Sergeant Smith was working a trafficdetail on Route 110 at the intersection of Indian Well Road. He was standingnext to his patrol car when he and his patrol car were struck by the driver aNissan Frontier pickup truck.

Sergeant Smith was taken to Bridgeport Hospital where he died from hisinjuries four days later.

The driver of the pick-up truck was arrested andcharged with driving under the influence. He faces additional charges relatedto the death of the officer.

Sergeant Smith had served with the Shelton Police Department for 39 years.He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of the Vietnam War and alsoserved as a volunteer firefighter with the Shelton Fire Department White HillsCo. No. 5. 
Sergeant Smith is survived by his wife, sister and her husbandand several nieces and nephews.

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