Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective John Russell Smith

Bastrop Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, August 10, 2007

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Reflections for Detective John Russell Smith

John, was just thinking about you today. You were the epitome of what a man should be and I am forever grateful, to have called you my friend. You are still the best 2nd baseman to grace the field for the Bastrop Dixie Major's league. RIP...

Captain Kiley Johnson
Valdosta State Prison (Ga)

July 6, 2015

R.I.P. I Love You Cuz

I Don't Hsve One
Second Cousin

January 16, 2015

Praying your spirit is at peace , you served and fought the good fight Godspeed now and forever...much love

Deputy April Smith
Dallas County Sheriff Department and second couisin

November 22, 2014

Praying & thoughts for your family today on this tragic day that we all have to remember. May you rest in peace & never be forgotten!!!!

Citizen Tracy Corley

August 10, 2014

JR, John Russell...

It has been a minute since I said hello....I know you are still watching over all of your Peace Officer Family members because we are still doing what we do. There isn't a day that goes by that you don't cross my sitting at my computer, your picture popped up several times out of the regular order, so I thought that was a message!

By the way, I told Antonio Terry (Seattle Police Department EOW 6/5/1993) to look for you.

Peace, rest easy.

Wayne J.

Officer Wayne Johnson
Seattle Police Department

October 16, 2013

Thinking of you, my friend. May the good Lord keep you at his side always.

Lt. Kiley Johnson
Valdosta State Prison (Ga)

August 9, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 6th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their devotion and respect for you through their reflections.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 4, 2013

John, it's been 5 years since you went to join the Lord. You will never be forgotten.

Lt. Kiley Johnson
Valdosta State Prison

August 10, 2012

Thinking about my ole friend. Tell the good Lord hey for me.

Lt. Kiley Johnson
Valdosta State Prison

September 27, 2011

Rest in peace Brother. Thank you for your service.

Deputy S. Yates
Covington County Sheriff Dept. (Ms.)

December 15, 2010

Well John, it's been another year. You cross my mind often my brother. God Bless...

Lt. Kiley Johnson
Valdosta State Prison

August 21, 2010



June 13, 2010

I just came acroos your page Mr.John ..I dated one of your fellow officers for 8 yrs ..An when he firstcame onto the force you were so nice an caring to both of us ..Your loss is very hard to bare ..God Bless you for your services to all of us ..MAY YOU REST IN PEACE..


October 27, 2009

John, it's hard to believe it's been 2 years since you went to the Lord. I have thought of you many times since that tragic day. My prayers continue to go out to your family, the family of Det. Chuck Wilson and the entire Morehouse Parish Community. I will never forget you my friend. (Bacon Equipment Teammates/Dixie Majors/1984-85)

Lt. Kiley Johnson
Valdosta State Prison (Ga)

August 13, 2009

To Detctive John Smith, his family and his fellow officers with the Bastrop Police Department:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Det. Smith’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Det. Smith and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Memebers and Staff

August 10, 2009

Justice has been served, 10 counts, Guilty.

Pat Carruth

February 22, 2009

It took me awhile to actually come to the website and leave something.. All I remember is how much you use to mess with me, when I will be out at Jewels and you constantly telling me..Girl the preacher know you out this late.. I would just smile and say yes and then I would stand in the corner with you and laugh at half of those clowns that came in and out Jewels. I can't believe it's been a year, it seems like yesterday when I got the phone call. I know that you are in a better place and you are missed dearly.. Praying that God will continue to give your family strength..
Love Always
(Thats Rev. Daughter)


August 13, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family, friends, and co-workers as they reflect back to one year ago today. Thank you, Detective Smith, for your ultimate sacrifice. You will never be forgotten.

Carol Linder
daughter-in-law of Asst. Chief Bill Linder, Wisner Police EOW 10/10/04

August 10, 2008

Thinking of you and your family today, John. I will always remember your cheerful disposition and professionalism. You never came into my office without that smile. I will never forget that last time you visited with me and reflected upon your vacation with your wife to the Northwest. Your love for your family was so obvious. We miss you and will never forget you!

Peggy Stringer
Fellow Morehouse General Hospital Former Employee

August 10, 2008

John, it's hard to believe it's been a year since you went home to the Lord. It seems like yesterday we were playing baseball for Bacon Equipment in Dixie Majors. I can still hear Parker Hale saying "come on John Smith" when you were batting. You usually came through. You were a great friend and a great person. We will meet again in the Kingdom of Heaven. God Bless you my friend.

Lieutenant Kiley Johnson
Valdosta State Prison (Ga)

August 6, 2008

Det.Smith your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Hands now brother. May you rest in peace.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept. Clarksville, Tennessee

May 27, 2008

I want you to know I love you. I remember the days we spent growing up. I want you to know I was there to honor you. My heart is sad each day I think of you not being here on this earth with us, but I know you are watching over me. Watching over me each day I patrol the streets in my city. My prayers to family and friends. You will always have a special place in my heart, and you will always be remembered.

Love your cousin,


Officer J. Givens
Rockford, PD/ Cousin to John

March 29, 2008

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiancé Dennis. Everytime I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the man they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Detective Smith. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for John, he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember John's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that John's life was about so much more than the way he died. John will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Detective Smith, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiancé Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been almost five years but we still miss him terribly.

Wishing you brighter and better days,

Jocelyne :)

"Forever Remembering 26-3"

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Surviving Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

December 30, 2007

You will be in our hearts and memories. Your family, loved ones and friends will be in our prayers. You are a hero. Job well done. Go with God.

Corporal Timothy J. Zuniga
UC BErkeley Police Department

September 4, 2007

Rest In Peace my brother you have served your community, family and your department well.

Sr. PPO/ Sterling Wheeler
New Hampshire Dept of Corrections

August 28, 2007

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