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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

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
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
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.

Administration
National Police Wives Association

March 3, 2018

Rip

Godspeed to your family, friends and the Hickman PD.

K Brooks
Houston PD Texas

March 3, 2018

Rest In Peace Sir. Prayers for your family members.

Officer Rios
California Highway Patrol

March 3, 2018

Rest easy. Brother. Prayers for family, friends and coworkers.

Career Officer (Ret.) Victor Agosto
Chesterfield County Police (Va.)

March 3, 2018

RIP Brother. We will take it from here.

Deputy Jailor Bruce Fosse
Henderson Co Detention Center

March 3, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Smith!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

March 3, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Rodney, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07.15.73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

March 3, 2018

Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace brother.

Officer Jason McGowan
Pentagon Force Protection Agency

March 3, 2018

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

BLR
Retired telecommunicator

March 3, 2018

RIP officer Smith

Civilian Kenneth Rowe

March 3, 2018

God bless you and your family sir.

Kit Gruppie
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

March 3, 2018

Another American Hero has gone home.
Prayers and Condolences For The Family.
Rest in Peace Sir.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

March 3, 2018

R.I.P. Officer Smith

Sergeant Robert Crouch
Ontaro California Police

March 3, 2018

God speed.....

Police Officer Suzy Regan
LAPD-Modesto PD (retired)

March 3, 2018

Thank you for your dedication and service. May God hold you near and ease the grieving of those you left behind.

William McLeod
US DHS Homeland Security Investigations

March 3, 2018

Ofc Smith lost his Life serving his community. May God bless his family.

F.T.O. St.Clair
Chicago Police Department

March 3, 2018

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Terri Van Houten
Rock Country Sheriff's Office

March 3, 2018

Psalm 15
God bless.
Rest in peace brother.

Sgt. Paul Schanno
Minnesota Dept. of Corrections MCF-Stillwater

March 3, 2018

To a brother I never met, rest in peace my brother.

Cecil Abel
East whiteland twp

March 3, 2018

R.I.P officer!

Lt. James Keelan (Retired)
NYPD

March 3, 2018

God Bless brother

Corporal Ronald Woodward
DPSCS

March 3, 2018

Rest in Peace Brother

Deputy Shawn Dial
Muscogee County Sheriff's Office

March 3, 2018

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