Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr.Jackson Police Department, Mississippi
End of Watch: Thursday, April 4, 2013
Reflections for Detective Eric Tyrone Smith, Sr.
Rest in peace brother. As we observe those have given the ultimate sacrifice here at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial we are thinking of you and your family. God bless you all. We will cover you from here.
May 13, 2016
Man I miss you sooo much, you were like a brother to me as well a good friend!!!
Dep Joseph Daughtry
Ranking Country Sheriff's Office
March 21, 2016
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten! Thank you for your dedicated service to the City of Jackson! Continue to Rest in Peace Detective Smith!
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. John 15:13
Corporal Tony Dunn
Mississippi Highway Patrol, Troop D
April 4, 2015
Went into Southern Connection and saw your picture still can't believe you're not pulling pranks in investigations. RIP 42
Jackson Police Department
March 4, 2015
I have been searching for Eric for the past 20 years to reconnect our friend ship we have since boot camp in the marines. Eric was truly one of the best people I have met.
It sadden my heart to hear such a great person has past away too soon.
I wanted Eric to know what positive impact knowing him for four years we served together.
My youngest son who is now 21 years old name is Harrison Eric Quamily.
June 2, 2014
BFF (Best Friend Forever) We miss you so much your laughter, sense of humor, caring heart, and listening ears. I often think about the fun you brought whenever present, you could always make us laugh. I thank God for His sharing you with us, I am grateful to Him, for I don't understand all things, but I know and believe God makes no mistakes.
Dispatcher C. Brown
Jackson Police Department; Jackson, MS
May 15, 2014
We lost a true hero one year ago. RIP
MA Court Officers
April 4, 2014
God Bless you Sir. May the good Lord above cradle you in his arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers.
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
October 25, 2013
Rest in peace, Detective Eric Smith. You will be missed by all who knew you, and respected by those who did not.
Robert Edwards, Deputy Sheriff - Reserve
Contra Costa County Sheriffs Department
September 20, 2013
Albany Police Department
September 5, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.
Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office
August 1, 2013
God Bless you Det. Smith. May the good Lord above cradle you in His arms, and may you Rest in Peace my Brother in Blue. I offer my prayers and sympathies to each and every one of your family members, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy Sir.
Former Jail Officer/Deputy Wayne Co. Mississippi Sheriffs Department
July 23, 2013
The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Detective Eric Smith and the Jackson Police Department during this time. Thank you, Detective Smith, for your service.
National Police Wives Association
June 22, 2013
Thank you for your many years of service and sacrifice. May God bless and keep you and bless your family and co-workers.
Inv. Shang Rippy
Collinwood Police Department
June 18, 2013
Thank you for your service and unselfish sacrifice for your fellow man! You belong to HIM now and forever! May your family and friends find comfort and peace in that fact. God Bless!
Rev. Steven R. Closs, D.D.
Retired Captain, Nashua Police Department, Nashua, NH
June 9, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family, members of the department, and those served, at the loss of this detective. May faith, family, friends and time join together to ease everyone’s pain at this time of loss.
While many other career choices were certainly available, this detective chose to protect his fellow man, and for this we give everlasting thanks. As the Good Lord hath said, “Blessed are the Peacemakers.”
Thank you for your service, your convictions and moral character, as well as your devotion to duty. May you now rest in peace, knowing your fellow brothers and sisters will watch over your family and continue the Watch!
Rusty Featherstone, Asst. Dir. (Ret.)
Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, OSBI
May 26, 2013
Keeping you and Your Family in my prayers.
Mother of Officer Ron Jones
May 16, 2013
its so sad to see this officer lost his life this way. I'm a big fan of the first 48, I've always been under the impression that officers removed their weapons before entering a interview room with a suspect. if that would of been a rule, detective smith would more then likely still be there. my condolences to his family.
May 15, 2013
As a fellow LEO;former Marine I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served in the USMC. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.
Semper Fi Devil Dog!
A fellow LEO;former Marine
U.S. Border Patrol
May 14, 2013
Officer J Stewart
MDOC Corinth, Mississippi
May 8, 2013
Officer Matt Lyons
Oceanside Police Department, California
April 23, 2013
Little did you know that morning, God would call you name. In life you were loved dearly and in death it is the same. My sincere condolences to your wife, family and coworkers. RIP Detective Smith
Mother to Dep. Sheriff Daniel Browne-Sanchez, Honolulu, HI.EOW 2/10/07
April 21, 2013
I am so sorry that your life was taken. Your wife, family and co workers are in my prayers. Thank you for protecting our families.
Sister Charles Callemyn EOW 2/17/2007
April 19, 2013
Rest in peace, brother.
Police Officer Weston Dancewicz
Madisonville Police Department
April 18, 2013
"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Powell Police Department
April 17, 2013
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