Funeral arrangements for Wayne County Sheriff Sgt. Lee Smith

- Details regarding the funeral for a Wayne County Sheriff's sergeant killed in a hit-and-run accident have been released.

The public visitation for 55-year-old Sgt. Lee Smith will be from 3-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 at Swanson Funeral Home, 14751 W. McNichols Road in Detroit. Call (313) 272-9000 for more information.

Police catch driver after sergeant killed while jogging on Hines Drive

Smith's life was cut short on Tuesday while he was jogging on Hines Drive near Middlebelt. As the head of the county's mounted unit, h was on his way home after feeding the police horses. He was struck by a car and killed.

Two Good Samaritans saw Smith get hit and one attempted CPR while the other attempted to chase down the driver, who fled the scene. That driver, a 47-year-old man from Detroit, was arrested Thursday. 

Reward to find driver who killed Wayne County Sheriff's sergeant grows to $15K

Smith was married and leaves behind a 28-year-old son. He was due to retire on October 1 after serving with the Wayne County Sheriff's Department for more than 25 years.

Up Next:


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes Advertiser Stories