Sergeant Jeffery Robert Smith

Sergeant Jeffery Robert Smith

Berry College Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, January 29, 2021

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Jeffery Robert Smith

Sergeant Jeff Smith died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in a presumed exposure while on duty.

Sergeant Smith had served with the Berry College Police Department for 25 years. He had previously served with the Rockmart Police Department and Floyd County Sheriff's Office for eight years. He is survived by his wife, two children, four grandchildren, and siblings.

Beginning in early 2020, due to the requirements of their job, thousands of law enforcement officers and other first responders throughout the United States contracted COVID-19 during the worldwide pandemic. Hundreds of law enforcement officers died from medical complications as a result of contracting the virus while remaining on duty and interacting with the community.


  • Age 58
  • Tour 33 years
  • Badge 23
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Friday, January 1, 2021

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I am sorry for your loss to the Family, Fellow Officers, and Friends. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Retired Fire Lieutenant Frank J Corasan
Baltimore City Fire Department

May 27, 2021

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