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Sergeant Iris Janett Smith | Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi


Iris Janett Smith

Mississippi Department of Corrections, Mississippi

End of Watch: Monday, May 25, 2015

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 14 years, 7 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Automobile accident

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Sergeant Iris Smith was killed in a vehicle collision at approximately 3:15 pm when the prisoner transport van she was driving collided with the back of a tractor trailer on U.S. 49, at J M Tatum Industrial Drive, in Hattiesburg.

She was following an ambulance that was transporting an inmate to a local hospital when the crash occurred.

Sergeant Smith had served with the Mississippi Department of Corrections for 15 years and was assigned to the South Mississippi Correctional Institution. She is survived by her daughter, mother, brother, and a grandson.

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Officer Smith your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to The State of Mississippi and the citizens you were sworn to protect! Continue to rest in peace my fellow LE Brother!
"Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends." John 15:13

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of GOD." Matthew 5:9

Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, TroopD
May 25, 2016


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