Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Gordon Nicholas Smith

Boonton Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Sunday, March 16, 1975

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Reflections for Patrolman Gordon Nicholas Smith

Rest in Peace Officer Smith. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the Smith Family and the Boonton Police Department.

Cpl. Gary Hughes (Retired)
Passaic County Sheriff's Office New Jersey

July 5, 2022

Thank you for your service and please know that your service and sacrifice will always be remembered by your law enforcement brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

March 16, 2021

Patrolman Smith, rest in peace.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 14, 2019

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th 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 who was murdered in the 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.

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

March 16, 2012

Again, I think of your dad when I am in Boonton. Gordan and I were best friends back then, he passed just after my son was born and after my birthday which was on the 11th, we went out that night. We worked and hung out together and remember once him and I went for a spin down 287 with you right in between us, what a smile you had. Say "hi" to your mom, Sissy for me. He is still thought of every year and my best friend.

Captain Jack Nicholais

November 23, 2011

I want to thank all for the nice things said.
If anyone New My Dad I'd like to hear from you. I had a work injury in 2008 and Don't remember anything.(Hit my Head) So if anyone has a Story they can tell I'd really like to hear from you.
My email is
Thanks Brian

Brian Smith Inwentarz

October 12, 2011

Another year has passed and you are still admired and respectfully remembered in the hearts and minds of so many. My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

March 16, 2010

Many years have gone by since we worked together, almost 40, you are always in my thoughts and the good times we had working and had on our down time. I still have the news clippings and mention you often. RIP

Jack Nicholais
Boonton PD

June 8, 2009

Gone, but never forgotten, Rest easy now my Brother in Law, your watch on earth is over...

SGT. John L. Gulledge (Ret.)
Escambia County Sheriff's Office Pensacola FL.

June 7, 2008



March 16, 2008

Rest in peace my Brother.

Kevin T Ryan

March 16, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 11, 2007

Rest in peace my brother.

Police Officer
Burlington Township PD

October 15, 2004

God bless you, thank you for your sacrifice.


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