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Deputy Sheriff Hoke Baird Smith

Columbus County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, May 13, 1930

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Hoke Baird Smith

Deputy Sheriff Smith,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Columbus County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol

May 13, 2020

Bless this Man's dedicated service to his community. He was my Grandfather. RIP. You will never be forgotten.

Pat Crowder
grandson

December 8, 2017

Granddaddy, you left my father when he was only two. He's now with you. I know he is overjoyed.

Kenneth E. Smith II
Grandson

February 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
Texas

May 13, 2015

Your heroism and service is honored today on the 82nd 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. Rest In Peace.

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

May 13, 2012

80 years to the date May 12,2010 of the suffering death your name is inscribed on a wall in D.C. along with many more it is a honor to me and others to know that that name is in its respectful place after so long it was not easy finding records and pics that long ago. ''The Smith Family is very proud''

Asst. Chief Garrett Floyd
Cerro Gordo Fire & Rescue/ ''great grandson''

June 10, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today as we approach the 79th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service to my home state and the birthplace of my son.

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. He was shot twice when ambushed on April 23rd when he was on a foot pursuit of two bank robbers, 74 years after you were killed.

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

Rest In Peace.

PHYLLIS LOYA
Mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

May 13, 2009

You are remembered today and thank you for your service

VANDENBERGHE
MANCHESTER, NH

May 13, 2008

Deputy Sheriff Hoke B Smith died in Robeson County, North Carolina. He was 36 years old.

He was survived by his wife, a daughter and two sons.

Sheriff Smith was a native of Virginia.

July 5, 2006

Deputy Sheriff Smith,
It has taken over 76 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Columbus County.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

Anonymous
Anonymous

June 23, 2006

You are remembered.May you Rest in Peace.Thank you for your service.

June 22, 2006

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

June 21, 2006

A HERO IS NEVER FORGOTTEN.THANK FOR YOUR STAND ON THE LAW.REST IN GOD PEACE.

GILBERT DANIEL

June 21, 2006

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