(WJBK) – 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.
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.
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.