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Former Sheriff Recalled As One Who Knew His People

Editor’s Note: The following story appeared in The Missouri Sheriff magazine and was written by former Trenton resident Mary Jo Hoffman, who owned the Grundy County Gazette in the 1940s. The story focuses on Henry Smith, who served as Grundy County Sheriff from 1945 to 1952.
by Jo Hoffman
Back in the late ‘40s, I bought a weekly newspaper in Grundy County, Missouri at which time I met the county

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