Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Oren Eugene Smith

Edwards County Sheriff's Department, Illinois

End of Watch Wednesday, January 19, 2000

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Reflections for Sheriff Oren Eugene Smith

Sheriff Smith's story was read in Richton Park Police Department's roll call on 11-23-16 to honor him.

Sgt. James Galvan
RPPD (IL)

November 23, 2016

Thank you for your service and doing your part to protect this country and all who live here.

Deputy Brian Jones
Boulder County Sheriff's Office, CO

October 11, 2012

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

Officer 11169

May 19, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 12th 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.

Time never dimishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered.. I pray for the solace of all those who love and miss you for I know the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace

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

January 19, 2012

Oren is remembered as one of the great ones...still missed in the community today.

Trp. Wes Kuykendall
Indiana State Police

December 24, 2011

YOU ARE REMEMBERED TODAY AND THANK YOU SIR FOR YOUR LONG AND DEDICATED SERVICE

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

January 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

January 1, 2008

Your final act truely reflected the hero you are. God bless your famely and agency.

Lt. Michael Harper
Lexington Police Dept

June 24, 2007

It has been seven years since the end of your watch and you are still remembered. You are a hero for your actions. May you continue to rest in peace.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

January 19, 2007

Seven years have passed and you have not been forgotten. Thank you for your dedicated service to law enforcement, you will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 19, 2007

It has been over 6 years that you were called away from duty. Thank you for your dedicatd service to law enforcement. Keep watch over your loved ones and those still out on patrol. You are a true hero and heroes never die, you will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 21, 2006

6 yrs. ago today, not forgotten. Thank you for a job well done, a true hero, God bless your family on this anniversary and always!

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD

January 19, 2006

On the anniversary of your death, I salute you for your service and honor you for your sacrifice.

A hero never dies...

Rest in peace, hero.

January 19, 2005

Rest in peace our blue angel.........

S. Yates

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