Police Officer Rodney Scott Smith

Police Officer Rodney Scott Smith

Hickman Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, March 2, 2018

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Rodney Scott Smith

Police Officer Rodney Smith drowned when his patrol car was washed into a flooded field off of Bernal Avenue.

The area had become flooded as a result of the overflowing Bayou de Chien. He was checking the area when he went missing at approximately 9:15 pm. Multiple agencies responded to the area and began a massive search. His body and patrol were located separately in a flooded field off of Bernal Avenue the following morning.

Officer Smith is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, and mother.


  • Age 45
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge 511

Incident Details

  • Cause Drowned

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I ran in uniform in the 2019 (Run to Remember Los Angeles). After I finished the race, I was provided with a photo of Officer Rodney Smith. May GOD bless Officer Smith and his family. His photo will remain on my desk until I retire to remind me of the sacrifice Rodney gave for his country. My condolences.

Sergeant Jeff Beacham
Los Angeles Police Department

July 31, 2019

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