Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Correctional Officer Shannon Cuddington Smith

North Carolina Department of Public Safety - Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, November 9, 1999

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Reflections for Correctional Officer Shannon Cuddington Smith

To the family and friends of Correctional Officer Shannon Smith and her fellow officers, and most especially to Shannon:

On this the sixth anniversary of your tragic death, please know that you are not forgotten. You will always be remembered and honored. Rest in peace, Officer Smith.

May your loved ones continue to be comforted by the support of their law enforcement family, and other police survivors. Our family grieves with them and for them. I am so saddened that Shannon was robbed of so many years by her untimely death at such a young age.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the service Officer Smith gave to her community, and the citizens of North Carolina, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on November 9, 1999.

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

November 9, 2005

~~~Eternally and Always~~~

I didn't get to say goodbye
You're gone without a reason why
I've loved you all of my life
and then you weren't there

I didn't get a chance to say
how much I cared
I can't even remember the tears
that I cried
All I really wanted was to tell you

When I last saw you I felt I wouldn't
see you again
There was a distance between us
that I couldn't explain
You wouldn't look
at me but I could see the tears
in your eyes
If you knew then
You should have told me
Then I could have said

So many words left unspoken
So many hearts left so broken
My love for you is forever
And that will never die
We'll be together always
Our souls are one with God
Eternally and Always
I'll never have to say


January 31, 2005

To those I Love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, Let me go
I have so many things to see and do.
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,
Be happy that we had so many years.

I gave you my love, you can only guess
How much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while for if grieve you must
Then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a while that we must part
So bless the memories within your heart,

I won't be far away, for life goes on
So if you need me, call and I will come
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near
And if you listen with your heart, you'll
Hear all of my love around you soft and clear

And when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile and say,
"Welcome Home"

January 8, 2005

On angels ...
"The wings ain't anything but a uniform, that's all. When they are in the field so to speak, they always wear them."
-Taken from Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain

Shannon ...
It's five years today. You're not forgotten ...

November 9, 2004

November 9, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004

Shannon you will not be forgotten. You are a sister in Law Enforcement and will be remembered. 11/15/2003

Sr.Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

November 16, 2003

"The guardian angels of life sometimes fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us."
- Jean Paul Richter

Shannon ... You're not forgotten ...
A Citizen of Johnston County
November 10, 2003


November 10, 2003

To the Family, Friends and Co-workers of CO Smith, Please know that everyone in the law enforcement family shares your sorrow. This senseless tragedy will serve to remind everyone who hears about it the dangers of the profession and to exercise safe driving. We also hope that the next time a civilian has a chance to speak to an officer, they say thanks. Godspeed, Shannon.

Officer Donna C. Hillier
Purdue University Calumet Police Department Hammond, IN

Rest easy, sister. Ironically, a senseless tragedy has given us another angel to help watch over those who continue the fight. May your family know you are a hero, never to be forgotten. God bless.

Deputy M. Moore
Warren County S.O. (OH)

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