Court Bailiff Gerald "Bear" Smith

Court Bailiff Gerald "Bear" Smith

Pahrump Justice Court, Nevada

End of Watch Monday, January 18, 2021

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Gerald "Bear" Smith

Court Bailiff Gerald Smith died from complications as a result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

Bailiff Smith had served with the Pahrump Justice Court for 16 years. He is survived by his wife and daughter.

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 60
  • Tour 16 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause COVID19
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease, COVID-19

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I would like to extend my condolences to the family and friends of Bailiff Smith. I am truly sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your comfort and peace.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

June 16, 2021

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