Officer Charles H. Smith – Cranston Police

Ptl. Charles H. Smith
Badge No. 9

     Patrolman Charles H. Smith was appointed a police constable in 1896.  When Cranston incorporated as a city in June of 1910 and formally established a full-time police department, he was one of the first ten permanent patrolmen appointed.   He passed away on September 10, 1916 and is buried at the Pocasset Cemetery in Cranston. 

The Evening Times
(Pawtucket, R. I.)
September 11, 1916, pg. 9

     Rest in peace.