Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Rodney Scott Smith

Hickman Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, March 2, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer Rodney Scott Smith

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

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 3, 2018

Typing RIP is never easy no matter to who it's for. My heart beats in pain over the loss of you, Officer Smith. May the hurt your family is in be comforted with God's unconditional love. Thank you for your service to all that you protected.

Corinthain Burke
Widow of DCPD Officer #2612

March 3, 2018

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

March 3, 2018

Rest Easy my Brother

Deputy Shannon Yates
Covington County Sheriff Department

March 3, 2018

Rest in peace, sir. Job well done!

Margaret Scott
Shelby County Supports The Badge, Indiana

March 3, 2018

Officer Smith- thank you for giving so much. You will not be forgotten. To his loved ones-my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. I pray for peace- even now!!

Gregory Mundell
Brother of Federal Way, Wshington Police Officer

March 3, 2018

May God welcome you with open arms. Thank you sir for your service.

Sgt. David Osborne Jr
Tennessee Highway Patrol

March 3, 2018

We will remember.

Miss Eleanore Trupkiewicz
Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

March 3, 2018

Such a terrible tragedy. May you be resting in Heaven and we will be there to take care of your family. Rest my brother.

Patrolman Monty J Corbett
Winchester KY Police Department

March 3, 2018

Rest In Peace..,

Retired Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

March 3, 2018

May God comfort your family and friends in their time of great loss.

A1C Samuel Watkins
Security Forces USAF

March 3, 2018

23 years experience in California and Texas. Never would have thought that a fellow officer would have to go through in Kentucky what I have regularly seen here. You passed doing your job, doing your service to the public, and doing what’s right. My condolences and respect, sir. I hope I can make you proud in my continuing endeavors in my career, and I hope your family (both blood and blue) carry your name in remembrance. I shall try to make you proud in what I do and carry forward.

None needed

March 3, 2018

Officer Smith, may you rest in peace our brother. You will never be forgotten.

Sgt Richard Eckert
Town of Chester Police Dept

March 3, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother.

Corporal (Ret) Brian Sullivan
Royal Canadian Mounted Police

March 3, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for serving your community. You'll never be forgotten.

Sgt (ret.) Thomas McCarthy

March 3, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Smith. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Smith Family and the Hickman Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office
Wayne, New Jersey

March 3, 2018



March 3, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thoughts and prayers for the family, friends and coworkers of this Hero.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 3, 2018

Thank you Officer Smith for your service to the town I call home. Your service and dedication will never be forgotten

Kenneth Love
City of Hickman 911

March 3, 2018

My heart goes out to the family. Thank you for your service. May you Rest In Peace.

Tammy Burgan (LEO Family)
Tennessee Highway Patrol Alumni (Citizens)

March 3, 2018

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

March 3, 2018

Sorry to learn of another law enforcement officer has passed away. My prayers go out to his family during this most difficult time. May God Bless.

Stephen M Boyd private citizen
private citizen

March 3, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

March 3, 2018

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Smith and the Hickman Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Smith, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

March 3, 2018


Godspeed to your family, friends and the Hickman PD.

K Brooks
Houston PD Texas

March 3, 2018

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