Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Lawrence I. Smoyer

Boone County Sheriff's Office, Nebraska

End of Watch Thursday, June 17, 1937

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Reflections for Sheriff Lawrence I. Smoyer

RIP Sir, this was such a tragic story... in the fact that no one was ever held responsible for your death and the death of your co-worker. You have Never Been Forgotten...

Sue Nickerson
President Md. Chapter Concerns of Police Survivors

April 11, 2023

Quite an amazing story, I would encourage anyone visiting this brave officer’s story here to research and read about it. Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time will ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 3, 2020

Rest easy brother

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

October 5, 2017

R.I.P. Brother.

Det. Mickey McEntee
NYPD (ret)

October 4, 2017

Grandpa Smoyer:
though we never had a chance to meet, your love of your country, your dedication to service to others, and your love of family have manifested themselves in your children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and now your great-great grands. You would be proud that your legacy lives on in so many ways and through so many people. My Dad was so proud of you, and he and Uncle Scout always made sure we knew the history and knew of your sacrifice. Thank you!


May 12, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 17, 2015

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

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 75th anniversary year 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.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace

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

November 22, 2012

you will never be forgotten.r.i.p.


October 3, 2006

Sheriff Smoyer,
I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your community-but for our Country as well when you served in the U.S. Army.


January 22, 2006

I have read all of the newspaper articles and accounts of your tragic incident that were saved by a daughter of Constable Wathan. I was born and raised in Boone County and presently serve as a law enforcement in Boone County. I have visited your memorial several times. You were brave and did your job well. May God Bless You

Investigator Dave Spiegel
Nebraska State Patrol

December 27, 2005

Sheriff Smoyer after all of these years you are still remembered as a hero! God bless you sir.

Ofcr. Dan Winger

February 19, 2005

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