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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

Officer Smith, you died performing your duties as protector of the citizens. May our Lord immerse you and your family in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

March 4, 2018

Deepest Sympathy to the Smith family and to the Brothers and Sisters of the Hickman Police Department. May GOD give you the understanding and guidance to understand your loss.

Chaplain T.L. Longacre (Manor Twp.P.D)
Red Rose Rose Lodge #16 FOP Lancaster Pa.

March 4, 2018

TO THE FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF HICKMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT, POLICE OFFICER RODNEY SMITH.

My heart is filled with great sadness at learning of the lost of your loved one and fellow Police Officer.
We in the law enforcement community are a family, although our uniforms may be a different style and vary in color, a badge, shield or star may be pinned upon our chest. Our areas of enforcement may vary but our goals are the same, to Serve and Protect our communities.
We consist of many different agencies from across the nation, for we are: Municipal Police Officers, Sheriff’s Deputies, State Police Investigators, State Highway Patrol Troopers, Conservation Police Officers, College Campus Police Officers, Correctional Officers and Federal Agents just to name a few.
We patrol small towns, large cities, college campuses, county roads, state highways, state prisons, county jails, state parks and the United States Borders.
Whether active duty or retired, we are one family, a Law Enforcement Family, the thin blue line of protectors, brothers and sisters bonded together by HONOR, SERVICE and PRIDE.
Daily we honor our fallen brothers and sisters never forgetting their sacrifice and the sacrifices of their families.
Daily our position is clear that we will Serve and Protect our communities without faltering and with no hesitation.
Daily we show pride in our chosen profession LAW ENFORCEMENT, for we willingly walk the line of good over evil facing the unknown with courage keeping our trust and our faith in GOD.
We know that evil roam these streets and at any moment in the course of performing our duties the ultimate sacrifice might be required of us in the service to our community, for LAW ENFORCEMENT Is not a job but a calling and only a few will make the decision to commit to that calling to serve for some will give all that they have.
ALL LIVES MATTER - LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SHOULD BE RESPECTED - If we don’t respond to that call for help, or investigate that suspicious subject(s), or stop for that stranded motorist, or rush to that call of shots fired then who will?
OFFICER SMITH
You did not die in vain.
You sacrificed your life in the service to the citizens of Hickman in the State of Kentucky with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION.
I’m proud to have worn the uniform of a law enforcement officer like you did.
I’m proud to have pinned the badge upon my chest like you.
I’m proud to have Served and Protected my community as you did.
I’m proud to call you my BROTHER!
I commend you my fallen brother for making the ultimate sacrifice in the performance of your duty.
For you left us doing what you chose to do.
Performing a job you were trained to do.
Upholding the oath you swore to do.
Most importantly doing what you loved to do............... Serving and Protecting your community with Honor and Pride making a better and safer place for us all.
FOR THOSE WHO FIGHT FOR IT, “LIFE HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW”.
FINAL CALL
Officer Smith status...............Officer Smith status...............Officer Smith status................Attention All Units......... Hickman Police Department, Police Officer Rodney Smith having served the citizens of Hickman in the State of Kentucky with HONOR, PRIDE and DISTINCTION is now 10-42.
Rest In Peace my fallen BROTHER, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!

Senior Master Investigator Cardell L. Dobbins #188 (Ret.)
Illinois Secretary of State Department of Police District 01, Region 01

March 4, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother.

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Enrique
US Border Patrol

March 4, 2018

Thank you for your service Officer Smith. May you Rest In Peace. Our condolences to the family.

Trooper Josh Roaden & family
Kentucky State Police

March 4, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms, for you have done your job well.

Chaplain Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Lodge #187 Mt. Clemens Michigan.

March 4, 2018

May Grace and Mercy, in God's loving arms give the family, friends, and brother's the holy and unmatched Peace of Jesus.

Daughter's choir member, Kym Lawson.
Friend

March 4, 2018

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the HPD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret
Jackson, NJ PD

March 4, 2018

PO RODNEY SMITH MAY YOU REST IN PEACE

MICHAEL LONG
RETIRED NY STATE POLICE

March 4, 2018

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452), Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Officer Jim Weaver
LAPD

March 4, 2018

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden

March 4, 2018

Rest easy Brother, Thank you for your service. You won’t be forgotten.

Blessed are the peacemakers: For they shall be called the children of God.

Matthew 5:9

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

March 4, 2018

May Our Lord have a special place in his heavenly home for Officer Rodney Smith.

Michael Sullivan, Patrolman
Chicago Police Department, Retired.

March 4, 2018

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer Rodney Smith and the extended law enforcement family of the Hickman Police Department, Kentucky.

End of Watch Friday, March 2, 2018.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your memory.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

March 4, 2018

RIP my fellow Brother in Blue. Prayers for the family, friends, and co-workers. Rest easy now Sir, we have the watch from here.

Retired Detective Don Vine
Phoenix PD

March 4, 2018

Rest in peace brother, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Smith during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders
Okfuskee County (OK) S.O.

March 4, 2018

May you find peace as you join the force of Fallen Officers walking the Streets of Heaven. You may of passed alone in a dark and flooded field, but you inner the glow of heaven and into the lights of all that have gone before you.
Peace and Prayers for your family and friends will be spoken by all that knew you and by many that didn't. Rest Easy My Brother, your watch is completed.

Arvin Police Department
Police Officer W. Wayne Wallace retired

March 4, 2018

Rest In Peace and God Bless.

Sargeant Michael Crawford
US Military, retired

March 4, 2018

Rest in Peace brother in blue.

Detective D. Vaquero
San Diego Police Department

March 4, 2018

Godspeed and Rest In Peace. We’ve got the watch from here Brother.

Patrolman Robert Vojtko
Kingston Township Police Department #5111

March 4, 2018

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

March 4, 2018

Rest in heaven brother in blue.

Deputy Pharoah M. Halbert
Cook County Sheriff's Office, Cook County, Illinois

March 4, 2018

I am truly sorry to learn of the loss of our Brother Police Officer Rodney Smith. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms. May the Lord deliver blessings, comfort and peace to his family, friends and peers.

TW Martinez/Retired
State of New Mexico/JJS

March 4, 2018

Rest in peace Officer Smith, my sincere condolences to your family and to your department. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten.

TERRY F ZECH OFC (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

March 3, 2018

SIP and prayers to your family.

Former Corrections Officer
NYCDC

March 3, 2018

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