Former Jackson County Commissioner, Sheriff Dennis "CW" Smith Dies.

Mail Tribune / Jamie Lusch

Former Jackson County Sheriff and Commissioner Dennis “C.W.” Smith has died over the weekend.

It was announced at a Chamber of Medford/Jackson County meeting Monday.

Smith served as Jackson County sheriff between 1983-1995 and was elected to a County Board Commissioner seat in 2004. He served as a commissioner until January 2013. Smith also worked as police chief of the city of Talent and city manager for Lakeview.

Family and friends say he passed away after struggling with Alzheimer.

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