Trooper Jerry Louis Smith, Jr.

Trooper Jerry Louis Smith, Jr.

Nebraska State Patrol, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, June 20, 2019

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Jerry Louis Smith, Jr.

Trooper Jerry Smith was killed in a vehicle crash when his patrol car was struck head-on by another vehicle on Highway 26, two miles west of Bridgeport, in Morrill County.

An oncoming pickup truck crossed the center line after swerving to avoid another car that had stopped to make a left turn. The driver of the pickup truck was also killed in the crash.

Trooper Smith was a U.S. Army veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Bronze Star recipient. He had served with the Nebraska State Patrol for five years and is believed to be the oldest recruit to complete the academy. He is survived by his wife and two adult children.

Bio

  • Age 51
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 373
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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A Warrior Enters Valhalla.
Such a heartbreaking end for both drivers and their families. May all affected be comforted in Jesus's love and know you will see them again!

CO Ted Carr (ret), Colorado Dept. of Corrections, Texas Dept. of Corrections TDCJID

August 22, 2019

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