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City Marshal Thomas J. Smith

Abilene Police Department, Kansas

End of Watch Wednesday, November 2, 1870

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Reflections for City Marshal Thomas J. Smith

City Marshal Smith,
On today, the 150th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Abilene.


United States Border Patrol

November 2, 2020

Rest in Peace!

Ptl. B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

September 19, 2020

Stepping up to serve as a LEO has always been a dangerous and sometimes lonely profession. The challenges in 1870 are very similar to today. In the moment of decision, the outcome good or bad, hangs in the balance of fate. Truth, not people, should always dictate history.

Chief -retired Thomas S. Tubbert
Onondaga Co. Sheriff's Office

September 11, 2020

May God Bless You, Marshall Smith.

You shall never be forgotten.

"For greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

John 15:13

M.r Lee

February 3, 2020

You were a GREAT MAN.

Barry Kaiser

November 15, 2019

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

Officer 11169

January 3, 2014

Thank you for your service and for helping to make America a safer place.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

November 23, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 27, 2012

Marshal Smith, I learned about you and your service while reading about Wild Bill. By many accounts, you were an honest, tough, and courageous man. Thank you for all your efforts on behalf of all that is just and good and right. May you rest in peace sir.

Det. Doug Teachworth
Lynnwood, WA PD

April 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 139th 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.

This was a horrific crime and I hope justice was rendered for your brutal murder.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya


November 6, 2009

Always remembering and honoring you.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 2, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

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

October 30, 2007

Tom Smith, the man without a gun, using only his fists, helped to tame a lawless town. I read about him as a small boy, and tried to emulate him in public service. He was a great man. As a Revenue Agent, I carried no weapon, and carried out my duties as a Treasury Agent, in the threat of violence. I never forgot this brave man, who would not arm himself, but chose to disarm his opponents with strength of force and character.

Thomas Wayne Parsons, RA, IRS
Treasury, Internal Revenue Service

August 8, 2007

Sir, your tragic sacrifice is a reminder that this job is and always was a dangerous profession. Today we honor you sir and know that you will never be forgotten.

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 2, 2006

For those who pledge to uphold it, freedom requires a sacrifice the protected will never know.



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