Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Investigator Bob W. Smith

Oakdale Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Sunday, February 18, 1996

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Reflections for Investigator Bob W. Smith

I think I should let you know that in the past 18 years I have stopped punching George in the face so I no longer live up to the Mike Tyson nickname you bestowed upon me. But, that's mainly because he's in a different state.

Jana Ray Bekemeier
Neighbor

February 18, 2014

Well I cant tell you how much I miss you. Some things cant be put into words. Tomorrow is going to be 18 Years you have been gone and there is not a day goes by that you don't cross my mind. I miss all the talks we used to have. life just isn't the same with out you in it. I talk to you everyday sure hope you hear me. I sure do get answers in some odd ways. Every thing has changed. everyone has gone. now Im the eldest and I still need guidance. please watch over Joe, Tiffany, Toi, Scott and those 3 sweet babies. I love you daddy and the good lord knows I miss you terribly.

Donna Rogers
Oldest daughter

February 17, 2014

I didn't know this website existed. I just want to say thanks to everyone that left such kind words. My dad was a wonderful man and he is missed by so many people. I was just a Jr in high school when he was called to heaven. I sure do miss my daddy so much. I wish my kids would have been able to meet him. They would've loved him so much. My dad definitely loved his job. He took so much pride in his work and he helped so many people. He was definitely a one of a kind man. There is not another like him. Its been almost 17 years and it still hurts like crazy that your not here and even more since mom and my Angel brother is with you. But I know one day we will all be together again. I miss y'all and love y'all. RiP Dad, Mom and BB

Jamie LaCaze
Daughter of Chief Investigator Bob W Smith

November 23, 2013

Sure wish we could still watch the games together!! I LOVE & MISS U!

Toi
Granddaughter

September 12, 2013

I just want to say you were like a second dad to me. I loved staying at your house and wouldn't have it any other way. You were the nicest family and friends I could ever have. I will miss you a lot and until we meet in heaven and tell Mrs. Dorothy I said hi and I miss her to. I do miss and love you 2 always, Love Jackie

Jackie Myers Holland
Close Friend

October 11, 2011

I knew Bob for many years. He was always a loving person. I well remember that day of the high persuit that caused his heart attack. I think the whole town of Oakdale was in shock. Bob you are missed but never forgotten.

Letaine Viscardis Bowlin

October 11, 2011

WELL DADDY ITS OCT. 11 AND TOMORROW IS BBS BIRTHDAY. GUESS YOUR PARTYING WITH HIM. I LOVE AND MISS THIS MAN WITH ALL MY HEART AND SOUL. CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AGAIN SOON. LOVE YOU

DONNA SMITH ROGERS
DAUGHTER

October 11, 2011

One of the nicest classmates ever. Professional policeman and never showed favortism to anyone. I know, he was the first and only policeman to arrest me. lol

Good work Bob. We all miss your presence.

Harvey Carroll

Harvey Carroll
Friend/classmate

August 6, 2011

Well daddy its aug. 2011 and i miss you today even more than i did back in 1996. You are saddly mised by all and i know your watching over us cause your forever in our thoughts. i love and miss you. till we meet in heaven. love you

Donna Rogers
daughter

August 6, 2011

I know you are rejoicing. Mom and BB are with you. I know that life is grand. Til we meet again........

Connie Brown
Daughter

May 3, 2009

To Investigator Bob Smith, his loved ones, and his fellow officers:

On this the thirteenth anniversary of your death, please know that your memory is honored and revered today.

My heart is with all family members and friends who call you beloved. They are all in my thoughts and prayers today.

This world, this country, your community truly are better places because of you. To have lost you is a great tragedy, an irreplaceable, immeasurable loss for society. We are grateful for and to you, and honor you for all you did for us day in and day out whether you received a word of thanks or praise.

Rest in Peace, Bob. I am so humbled by your valor and service.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the distinquished service Bob gave to his community and the citizens of Louisiana, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 18, 1996.

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

February 18, 2009

My thoughts and prayers are with your loved ones and friends on this anniversary of your EOW. Continue to keep watch over them and those still out on patrol watching over the Thin Blue Line. You will never be forgotten.

James Sheppard
Father of Sgt. Jason L. Sheppard EOW 12/7/06

February 18, 2009

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE, YOU ARE A HERO JUST BY THE PROFESSION YOU CHOSE. GOD BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE THAT LOVE YOU.

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

February 11, 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
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

February 10, 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 t

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

February 10, 2008

Mr. Bob, it's hard to believe that B.B. and Dorothy have both joined you in heaven. But I know that it was a grand reunion for you to have your son and wife join you. I know the girls are so heart-broken to have lost all of you. Rest in peace and know that you have not been forgotten.

Shirley Roberts- Oakdale, La.
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

October 13, 2007

Mr. Bob, I missed the anniversary of your death but I wanted to let you know that I was thinking of you. I know B.B. is with you now and I know that Dorothy and the girls are devastated over the loss of him. My heart breaks for them. Continue to look out of them. Rest in peace, Sir.

Shirley Roberts
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

March 2, 2007

Just wanted to tell you that you have not been forgotten. Rest in peace.

Shirley Roberts- Oakdale, La.
Aunt of Fallen Hero John Logan EOW-3-14-04

June 5, 2006

Bob, I still remember the few cases we worked together and think about you often. Watch over us as we walk the Blue Line. I hope you rest in peace my Friend.

former SIS Lieutenant FCI Oakdale
BOP

February 1, 2006

MY THANKS GO TO YOU FOR BEING A TRUE HERO. CHARLES SEAL TALKS ABOUT YOU . HE WAS WITH YOU THE NIGHT YOU WHERE CALLED HOME .


A HEROS FRIEND

August 25, 2004

Rest in peace, Officer Smith. You are now a Blue Angel in Heaven, watching over us all. Thank you for your years of service to us.

Shirley Roberts-Oakdale, La.

April 2, 2004

I have family in Oakdale, and I thank you for your service! Your dedication is appreciated, even from a long distance. Rest in peace!

detention officer
victoria county, tx

April 1, 2004

10-42. I was reading about other LE when I came upon your name, and saw no one had left a reflection, I felt that unfair. So keep watching over LE and rest in peace.

Officer
ISU DPS

February 12, 2004

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