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Patrolman Frederick Smith

New York Police Department, New York

End of Watch Tuesday, October 26, 1897

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Reflections for Patrolman Frederick Smith

I said a little prayer today for Patrolman Smith and his family. He may be gone but never forgotten. He will always be a New York HERO.

Rpbyn Wilkes

October 21, 2015

Thank you for your heroism Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

September 5, 2012

Patrolman Smith,
On today, the 114th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of New York. It took another four years but your murderer finally got the justice that he deserved.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
USBP

October 26, 2011

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 112th 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.

How despicable were your murderers to be stealing from a poor box at church and then to shoot you. You were in God's house, a place of goodness. The circumstances of your murder really bothers me today so I can imagine the rage of those who wanted to avenge your death. Justice was done the legal way and your family didn't have to wait decades for it to be carried out.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

October 26, 2009

Rest in peace as we will always remember you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

October 26, 2007

As the aniverssary of your death nears we remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

This writer finds it amazing that the church goers were climbing out the windows and starting a lynch mob.

This writer is pleased that justice was served on your behalf, and by the State of NY rather than the church going citizens

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

October 23, 2007

Patrolman Smith, on this 109th anniversary of your murder, I can’t help what kind of man would kill a police officer, in a church, over the contents of a poor box? There cannot have been enough in there (especially in 1897) that someone could justify it even to themselves. Though it did not bring you back, justice was served, 3 years later.

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

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

October 26, 2006

MY BROTHER, WHAT AN HONOR TO LEAVE A REFLECTION TO YOU. A HERO FOR SURE. SURELY YOU RAN INTO THE LOWLIFE OF THE LOWEST WHEN YOU RAN INTO YOUR MURDERER. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY YOU ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED. YOU HAVE SERVED WELL, NOW REST IN PEACE.

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

October 26, 2004

Thank you for your brave service. Rest in peace.

A citizen

October 26, 2004

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