For the first time in history, Butts County Sheriff’s Department loses a deputy in the line duty. Deputy Ronnie Smith was killed when his car wrecked Saturday night, according to Sheriff Gene Pope.
Deputy Sheriff Ronnie Smith was killed in an automobile accident while responding to a fight call at approximately 10:30 pm.
His patrol car left the roadway and struck several trees at the intersection of Biles Road and Four Points Road, causing him to suffer fatal injuries.
Deputy Smith had served with the Butts County Sheriff’s Office for four years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.