Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Edmund Smith

Wellington Police Department, Ohio

End of Watch Saturday, May 4, 1957

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Reflections for Patrolman Edmund Smith

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Patrolman Edmund Smith of the Wellington Police Department, Ohio and the additional 72 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

May 4, 2018

Tomorrow marks the 60th anniversary of the incredible sacrifice and murder of Edmund Smith. Many take for granted the true cost of the thin blue line. Thank you Edmund for being willing to lay down your life for society, a price that can never be repaid. It is our hope that we can serve as faithfully and honorably as you.

Chief Tim Barfield
Wellington Police Department

May 3, 2017

Love & miss you as another year is coming up. You are always in my thoughts & prayers daily.

Connie Smith Buckland
Daughter

April 3, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 56th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. 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

May 10, 2013

RIP.You are not forgotten.

Anonymous

November 1, 2008

YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 5, 2008

Patrolman Smith,
On today, the 49th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Wellington. It took two more years, but the piece of scum who murdered you finally got the justice that he deserved.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

May 4, 2006

To my father,

Your life ended so tragically on May 4th, 1957. Although you were taken from me physically I know you have always been with me in spirit. Hardly a day goes by that I don't think of you. I am so proud to be the daughter of Edmund and Margaret Smith. You will always be my hero and never be forgotten.

Love you,
Marcia

Marcia Crawford, Edmund's daughter

September 27, 2005

Edmund, and family, in Ohio

My grandfather is William John Smith,(Bill) Great Grandfather was Henry Smith, First Cousin and Uncle to Edmund, all from the Rocky River/Olmstead Falls and Avon Lake, Ohio area. I am a police officer, with the Ontario Provincial Police, serving the residents of the province of Ontario since 1988, at the Thessalon OPP Detachment.
I visited the family farms, homes, schools, in Ohio, in 2003 with my Grandfather Bill (Elsie) Smith, and Mother Sallie, and he told me of your sacrifice in the line of duty. Bill still lives here in Thessalon, Ontario, Canada, and speaks of you in the highest esteem and pride.
I can only hope and strive to display the qualities of charactar, professionalism, and conviction that you did.
May the creator guide you.

Todd

Constable Todd Showan
Ontario Provincial Police - Thessalon Detachment

May 9, 2004

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

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

May 4, 2004

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