Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Wildlife Officer Noah Therman "Bud" Smith

Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, Florida

End of Watch Tuesday, November 30, 1954

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Reflections for Wildlife Officer Noah Therman "Bud" Smith

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is a family. This family extends back to all the previous iterations of FWC, such as the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Today we in FWC Class 39 honored Officer Bud Smith with a memorial workout. His sacrifice in the line of duty was a tragic loss to our law enforcement family. We continue to honor him and all other members of our family who have fallen. While he is gone, his memory and sacrifice will live on through our agency.


FWC Recruit Class 39

December 13, 2019

Wildlife Officer Smith rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 28, 2019

I was five months old when you were killed & unfortunately never got to know you. I found out about you when I was 21. I was adopted & my name was changed to Candy Wright. I would welcome any letters from people that could tell me about my father or send me any pictures. I do not have a computer & using my cousins. I do not have a computer @this time, you can send an e-mail to my cousin

Candy Kearney AKA Loris Ann Smith

June 8, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Smith. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 57th 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.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

November 30, 2011

Continue to rest in peace Officer Smith, we will never forget the sacrifice you made for all of us...

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 30, 2011

Heroes live forever... You sir are not forgotten.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL


November 30, 2010

Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

March 12, 2008

Thank you sir.


November 30, 2007

Rest in peace Sir.

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 30, 2007

Rest easy, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

April 26, 2007

I just read the memorial for Wildlife Officer Bud T. Smith and want to say thanks for the job he did. The day he passed away, I was born. I served nearly 30 years in law enforcement and approximately half of that on motorcycle duty. In some way I would like to think that I picked up the torch when Officer Smith was struck down.
May God bless the family of Officer Smith.

Patrolman Doug Hutchison
Irving Police Department, Texas, retired.

May 2, 2005


Each day I try to read the ODMP. Today I read your story. No officer who gives his/her life for us need ever be forgotton. You died a hero; rest in peace.

Captain Robert W Cannon, Ret.
Vermilion Co, Il. Sheriff's Dept.

April 11, 2004

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