Police Officer Rodney Scott Smith

Police Officer Rodney Scott Smith

Hickman Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Friday, March 2, 2018

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


Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:

Chief of Police Tony Grogan
Hickman Police Department
801 Moscow Avenue
Hickman, KY 42050

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May God wrap his warming hands around the grieving friends and family of this Peacemaker, Sheepdog and Eternal Hero.

John 15:13 "Greater Love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends."

Matthew 5:9 "Blessed are the Peacemakers, for they shall be called the Sons of God."

Thank you Police Officer Rodney Smith for laying down your life for the Community you Swore to Protect. RIP Officer Smith.

Police Officers John & April Jones
Killeen PD, Texas

March 14, 2018

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