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Local law enforcement honor fallen LCSO Deputy Chris Smith

TPD honors fallen LCSO Deputy Chris Smith
Posted at 7:35 AM, Nov 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-22 07:41:26-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Local law enforcement are remembering and honoring Leon County Sheriff's Office Deputy Chris Lynd Smith, who was shot to death during an ambush on Nov. 22, 2014.

Both the Tallahassee Police Department and the Leon County Sheriff's Office shared tributes on Facebook. 

In the post, TPD wrote Smith "paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving Leon County," when he responded to reports of a house fire and got ambushed.

LCSO posted a tribute video to Deputy Smith on its Facebook page.

Smith was among the first to arrive at Caracus Court about 10:22 a.m. and was immediately shot and killed by a man who had approached him from behind.

The attacker took Smith's firearm and fired at other responders, including people from the Tallahassee Fire Department and the Tallahassee Police Department.

Another sheriff's deputy was shot and wounded before an off-duty Tallahassee police officer who lived nearby shot and killed the attacker.

Previously a dispatcher and corrections officer, Smith served with LCSO for almost six years.

He is survived by his wife and children.

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