Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman Michael T. Smith

Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky

End of Watch Thursday, March 11, 1976

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Reflections for Patrolman Michael T. Smith



March 11, 2023

Remembering you today and always!

Tonya C.Smith-Hillerich

March 11, 2019

Semper Fi Motorman. Riding Motors is an honor only few achieve. Rest In Peace Brother. You are always in our hearts and minds. God bless you and your loving family. Be so very proud of your father, husband and son. Thank you for your service.

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

March 11, 2019

42 years today, and now you have a great grandson! Your family honors you and your brothers in blue who serve and protect everyday against this fallen world. Thank you Daddy Mike for your service! Until we meet again!

Tonya Smith-Hillerich

March 11, 2018

It has been 40 years~ and I will never forget that horrible day! Cousin Mike was dearly loved by his parents Anna & Chester Smith! He also was a loving husband & a father to 2 beautiful little girls! That day changed many of our lives! ~He would be so proud of his girls today. They are amazing strong Christians Women

Lisa Mae Flatt-Jones

March 11, 2016

It has been 40 years~ and I will never forget that horrible day! Cousin Mike was dearly loved by his parents Anna & Chester Smith! He also was a loving husband & a father to 2 beautiful little girls! That day changed many of our lives! ~He would be so proud of his girls today. They are amazing strong Christians Women

Lisa Mae Flatt-Jones

March 11, 2016

39 years is a long time to live without you. I'm really missing Papaw today but I know he's with you up there. I know you were a pretty amazing guy, because you had a pretty amazing dad. One day we will all be together again! Much love always and forever! I love you Daddy Mike!

Tonya C. Smith-Hillerich
Daughter of a fallen officer-Michael T. Smith Louisville KY

March 11, 2015

Thank you for your service and for remembering our father aka Daddy Mike. We were too young to remember many things, but we know by hearing from people like you that he was a great man.

Daughter of Michael T. Smith

March 12, 2014

I remember this day. I was attending in-service training when Dave Lehman and Ray Spann brought me my transfer letter to the traffic unit. I was going to be a new motorcycle officer. While congradulating me on my transfer, the run came in that Michael had gone down while running radar. What I thought was the best moment of my life turned into the worst as I had lost a fellow recruit classmate and brother. Mike was a father of two young girls and left a wife. One of the saddest days of my career.

Officer Gary Fields
Jefferson County Police

March 12, 2014

Today's your day! Love you always!

Tonya Smith Weis Hillercih

March 11, 2014

Daddy-Mike, I think about you still and wish we had had more time together. You were my prince in shining armor. Papaw finally got to see you again when he passed last year. Someday we will all meet up again and Tonya and I will be albe to hold onto you and Papaw once more. After 37 years, it still hurts. I remember events of that day like it was yesterday. I love you and Miss you Always! Your Daughter, April (your Shirley Temple)

April Smith-Bennett

March 25, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 36th 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.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your daughter and your friends for sharing their memoireis and devotion to you through their reflections..

Rest In Peace.

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

March 11, 2012

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 11, 2010

Remembering you today and thanking God for the man you were. I know without a doubt I will see you again someday. I love you!
Thank you Lord for the men and women who lay down their lives everyday for us. Bless their families and keep them safe.

Tonya C. Smith-Hillerich

March 11, 2009



September 9, 2008



April 7, 2008

Todays your day!
EOW 3-11-1976
We Love You!
*May God bless our men and women who protect us!*

Tonya C. Smith-Hillerich

March 11, 2008

32 Years ....
Thinking of you today and always...
Papa still misses you too.
We Love You Bunches!

Tonya C. Smith-Hillerich

March 7, 2008

Patrolman Smith, you have not been forgotten. Rest in peace.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

February 19, 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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

January 27, 2008

Rest in Peace Motorman. You are not forgotten.

Motor Officer Danny Johnson
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

March 12, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

September 28, 2006

Mike I still miss you. The time we hung around together and talked on the CB radio before you were on the force was great times. I got you a job at City Hall as a Radio Dispatcher and you wanted so much to be a police officer. You were so happy when your dream came true. But God had other plans for you. You were so kind to others and I guess that is why he needed you as an assistant. I will never forget you. Jack

Retired 911 Manager Jack Koppel
EMA 911/Friend and Co-Worker

August 22, 2006

never forgotten

March 11, 2006


Tonya C. Smith-Hillerich

March 7, 2006

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