Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Lee Craig Smith

Austin Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Saturday, December 15, 1979

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Reflections for Police Officer Lee Craig Smith

Officer Smith,
On today, the 40th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Austin. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

December 15, 2019

I never did get a chance to meet you,you raised a great son,thank you for serving the city of austin..
you would be proud of your son now.

anonymous
anonymous

June 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd 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

I pray for solace for all those who love and miss you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.
Rest In Peace

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

December 15, 2011

I remember and reflect on the heartbreaking loss for all of Craig's family. My thoughts and prayers and love will always be with them.
LM(L)H

LM(L)H
past family aquaintance

February 8, 2011

Rest in peace dad I think about you everyday!

Steven Craig Smith
Son

May 2, 2010

"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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 30, 2008

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

vandenberghe
manchester, nh

December 8, 2007

REST IN PEACE BROTHER. YOU WILL BE MISSED. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION, SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. YOU ARE A TRUE HERO. MY SYMPATHY TO YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS AND DEPARTMENT.

Deputy Davis
Pittsylvania County Sheriffs Office

February 17, 2007

Rest in peace Brother. You will never be forgotten.....

Senior Officer D. W. Reichhardt
Waverly PD, Va.

December 15, 2006

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 15, 2006

May you Rest in Peace.

December 15, 2006

Officer Smith, thank you for your service. You have not been forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

June 26, 2006

Rest easy, Brother; you are not forgotten.


Monroe Co. Sheriff Dept. Bloomington, IN

June 16, 2004

Remembered, rest in peace motorman.

Ofc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

March 25, 2004

No fallen officer should be without a reflection........ Thank you, Officer Smith. Rest in peace......

Anonymous

September 27, 2003

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