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Police Officer Arthur Smart

Panama Canal Zone Police Department, Panama Canal Zone

End of Watch Wednesday, February 5, 1941

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Reflections for Police Officer Arthur Smart

Officer Smart,
On today, the 77th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice as a Law Enforcement Officer. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

February 5, 2018

In July of 1995 my dad asked me to go with him to DC for the opening of the Korean Veteran's Memorial. He fought with the Marines in Korea during the war.
While we were there I told my dad I wanted to go to the the Law Enforcement Memorial and pay my respects to an old partner of mine that was killed in the line of duty.
While we were at the wall my dad wondered out loud if his father might be on the wall even though he was killed in The Panama Canal Zone.
He started at one end of the wall and I started at the other. A short time later I looked to see my dad on his knees crying. He had found his father on the wall. My grandfather. First time I had seen my dad cry.
We learned that the memorial did not have a picture of my grandfather for their website. We were happy to provide them with one.
Special day for my dad and me to find Arthur Smart at the Law Enforcement Memorial.

To my Granddad

We never had a chance to meet, but you will always have my love, respect, and admiration.

And I - have your name

Glenn Arthur Smart

Sergeant Glenn Arthur Smart
Houston Police Department

June 23, 2016

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 30, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

May 14, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the seventy-first anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. . My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

February 5, 2012

Officer Smart, the Canal Zone is no more. What was once a major proud accomplishment of the United States is now controlled by the Panamanian government. Maybe this is a good thing.

What's bad about it is that fewer and few people realize just how much of a presence The US was in that area and how people like yourself made it work. You were a representative of our government and helped to keep the Canal Zone and it's people safe and secure. For your efforts, you are truly a hero. I find it heart breaking that not all who went to Panama in that noble cause came home. Thank you for your service.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

February 5, 2011

You devoted yourself to a noble cause and gave your life honoring the commitment you made. I extend my respect and gratitude to you on this day, Officer Smart.


Angel in Alabama

March 24, 2008

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE, AS ALWAYS,, THIS WRITER IS DISAPPOINTED THAT JUSTICE COULD NOT BE SERVIED ON YOUR BEHALF

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

February 4, 2008

The Motorcycle Officer's Poem reads as follows:
It sounds like thunder far away, but the skies are blue and bright...
And soon they crest the hill nearby, and ride into our sight.
They shake the ground with powerful sound, and they make some hearts beat fast...
They look so proud and noble, like Knights come from the past.
Side by side, they always ride, and seem to move as one...
From early in the morning light, to the setting of the sun.
And children point and wave to them, from cars that pass them
And young ones ask their parents, why the men have mirrors for eyes.
They ride the roads, and fight for good, and defend small ones like you...
They ask to ride, and do with pride, and sometimes they are few.
Like men of steel, on Silver Wings, they sparkle in the light...
then with a roar and rumble; they ride out of our sight.
Sometimes when one has fallen, never to ride again...
You can hear the others calling, like thunder on the wind.
Side by side, they slowly ride, and their thunder is a mournful sound...
And the mirrors hide their eyes from us, when teardrops fall to ground.
So if you see one riding, and you look into his face...
You see your reflection in his eyes; you know that you are safe.
For motormen are a special breed, they love to ride the wind...
And when you hear the thunder boom, the fallen ones ride again.


God Speed Brother Motorman... Until we ride above....

May 25, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

March 20, 2006

RIP,we will never forget...

Mike, Boston MA

February 9, 2005

MY BROTHER, MAY GOD BLESS YOU. YOU ARE A HERO FOR SURE. YOU SERVED WELL, NOW REST IN PEACE.

CHIEF RONNIE WATFORD-RET.
JEFFERSON POLICE DEPT,S.C.

October 28, 2004

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