Police Officer Rodney Scott Smith

Police Officer Rodney Scott Smith

Hickman Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, March 2, 2018

Rodney Scott Smith

Police Officer Rodney Smith drowned when his patrol car was washed into a flooded field off of Bernal Avenue.

The area had become flooded as a result of the overflowing Bayou de Chien. He was checking the area when he went missing at approximately 9:15 pm. Multiple agencies responded to the area and began a massive search. His body and patrol were located separately in a flooded field off of Bernal Avenue the following morning.

Officer Smith is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and mother.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 511

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Tony Grogan
Hickman Police Department
801 Moscow Avenue
Hickman, KY 42050

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On behalf of Point 27, I would like to offer condolences for Officer Rodney Scott Smith. Please know we are eternally grateful for Rodney’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Smith, Point 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to Chief, Hickman Police Department, for Rodney’s partner and fellow officers. Point 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Smith’s family members.

Point 27 is a Non-Profit Organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


David Dodd
Colonel, US Army Retired
Director, Point 27

David Dodd, Colonel US Army Retired
US Army Retired and Point 27

March 22, 2018

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