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Policeman John Charles Smith

Los Angeles Police Department, California

End of Watch Wednesday, March 2, 1966

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daughter
daughter

March 31, 2022

Jesus Christ, during His Sermon on the Mount, proclaimed, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, D.Div, MSBS, NCCA
Ordained/Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

February 28, 2021

Johnny was one of the nicest guys you could know. My dad was a Compton cop while Johnny was at LAPD. We lived in Whittier and they were friends. He would come by with his bike and give me a ride around the neighborhood. So cool. My mom still has the old black and white pictures. Thinking of you Johnny.

Mark St. Onge

January 3, 2020

Officer Smith,
On today, the 53rd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Los Angeles. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

March 2, 2019

Semper Fi Brother in Blue. My son was a LAPD officer for 4 years and I had many friends on your great department back in the 60’s and 70’s. You were so young and had many years ahead of you. I worked South LA and Central LA. LAPD is a great organization and you and your family should be very proud of your service. God Bless you and your family.

State Traffic Officer 7185 Mike Becze
California Highway Patrol SLA #530

March 2, 2019

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Tizedes/parancsnok
Hungaryen police/ los Angeles police

October 28, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 2, 2018

My Father that I never had the opportunity to meet. I recently found out about you and missed the chance. I was only three years old.

relative
Relative

November 28, 2015

We just had our 55th LAPD Academy Class reunion on 8-14-14. On 8-3-59 there were 52 of us and now there are only 25 receiving a LAPD pension. All of our departed brothers were remembered. We had many great times at the academy. I always remember when we shared rides from Whittier to the academy. It was a very sad day for me at the Rose Hills cemetery. You are always in my prayers brother in blue.

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Policeman Jim Meskan #10380
LAPD RET

September 1, 2014

We just had our 55th LAPD Academy Class reunion on 8-14-14. On 8-3-59 there were 52 of us and now there are only 25 receiving a LAPD pension. All of our departed brothers were remembered. We had many great times at the academy. I always remember when we shared rides from Whittier to the academy. It was a very sad day for me at the Rose Hills cemetery. You are always in my prayers brother in blue.

Policeman Jim Meskan #10380
LAPD RET

September 1, 2014

We just had our 55th LAPD Academy Class reunion on 8-14-2014. On 8-3-59 there were 52 of us and now there are only 25 receiving a LAPD pension. All of our departed brothers were remembered. We had many great times ar the academy. I always remember when we shared rides from Whittier to the academy. It was a very sad day for me at Rose Hills cemetery.You are always in my prayers brother in blue

Policeman Jim Meskan #10380
LAPD RET

September 1, 2014

Johnny we had only begun to know and understand each other when you were taken away. I want you to know that I now know you were a great guy and a loving brother. I just wish I had known it then and that we'd had more time together.

David A Scott
Younger half brother

April 29, 2012

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

Officer 11169

January 14, 2012

The memory I have of you from 1966 is that you were such a nice person. I was all of 9 years old at the time. You lived across the street from us. Kimmie (your daughter) and your son Chris (whom I used to chase around the kindergarten playground) were my best friends. You used to give us rides on your motorcycle. You have never left my heart, you were a special father and I will never forget you.

Martha Gruber Arntson

Martha Gruber Arntson

August 12, 2010

Policeman Smith - May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Chief K. Moreland (Ret. Sgt.)
Palmer Lake, CO PD (Ret. Sgt.)

April 6, 2010

ITS SOUNDS LIKE THUNDER FAR AWAY...

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 by...
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.

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Rest in Peace, Brother…

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

March 2, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd 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 line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 2, 2009

Y0U ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

March 2, 2008

You are not forgotten.


LAPD

March 1, 2008

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

March 2, 2007

You know LAPD has never forgotten you. Neither has your brothers and sisters of the CHP.. Rest easy brother !!

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.

March 2, 2007

Let no fallen brother be forgotten. Rest easy.

Lieutenant
California Department of Corrections

January 30, 2005

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