Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Jaison Howard Smith

Washington Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, December 24, 2000

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Reflections for Police Officer Jaison Howard Smith

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

Officer 11169

April 3, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 11th 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 who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever.

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

December 25, 2011

Officer Smith will always be missed by his brothers. We love and miss you Jason.

MCO II State Officer

May 12, 2011

Jaison and I were best friends during our Freshman year at Savannah State. In fact, Jaison was like the brother that I never had. I learned about his death earlier this year. Words cannot begin to express how much I regret that I will not be able to talk to my old buddy once more. I will continue to keep the Smith family in my thoughts and prayers.

Vince Truett
College Friend

December 1, 2009

Rest in peace bro. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! You are not forgotten...

Sergeant Chris DiToro

December 24, 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

December 27, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Manchester, nh

December 17, 2007



January 7, 2007

Thinking of you on the 6th anniversary of your death. Time has not diminished your sacrifice. Thank you
for your 11 years of faithful service.
Lynn Kole
Washington State

December 24, 2006

Fallen but NEVER forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

December 14, 2006

I'm sure Officer Jaison Smith continutes to watch over his fellow officers of the Washington Police Department from above.

November 10, 2005

~~~Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep~~~

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there, I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn’s rain
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds circled in flight
I am the soft star that shines at night
I am the flowers that bloom by day
I am the fragrance of new mown hay
I am each blade of grass that grows
I am the rush of melting snow

Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am no there, I did not die…..

January 4, 2005

Again we mourn as another hero is taken from us. My deepest sympathy to the family, friends and co-workers of Officer Smith. May the Lord give you strength and bless each of you during this time.
Rest in peace for your watch here is over; walk in heavens beat and guide us all to protect and serve others safely.

US Ranger Catroppa
National Park Service Kennesaw GA

September 4, 2004

Rest in peace brother you have done your time well.


On behalf of Concerns of Police Survivors, we want to thank Officer Smith for his dedication and service to protect his community, state and nation. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and co-workers as they continue to rebuild their lives after the loss of a great officer.

Roger D. Parker
Georgia-Concerns of Police Survivors

Patrolman Jaison Howard Smith Jan 24, 1967-Dec 24, 2000.
A faithful officer of 11 years who was totally loyal and dedicated to law enforcement. The best at DUI detection. A man that came to work on a 12 hour shift and gave his all during every minute of every shift. A man of intregrity and extreme loyality, to the department and his fellow officers.
Jaison was a man of few words, soft spoken and totally committed to the profession of law enforcement. Washington Police Department, Badge number 113,is permanently retired in fond memory of a true friend and fallen comrade.

Chief Mike Davis
Washington Police Department

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