Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Mary Freeman Smith

Fairfield Police Department, Alabama

End of Watch Monday, October 23, 2006

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Reflections for Police Officer Mary Freeman Smith

Sorry , the passed few years I've found it difficult these days coming to this site ....still think of you my friend .....still miss you . Getting older girly , but thankful to God . Wish you were growing older here too . Was thinking how we would fair policing in a pandemic and always praying for our brothers and sisters in blue that are having to do so . Lots has changed , but one thing remains ..... you are still one of the best people God blessed my life with and you are missed . Love ya , see ya , bye....

Val Pickens
Retired BPD

January 26, 2022

Rest in peace Officer Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 12, 2021

Well, I never met this beautiful woman, but my husband and I are driving along the memorial highway dedicated to Mary. I googled her full name and read up on her and educated my husband as well. I’m glad I did, bless her heart and God rest her soul. I hope her family is faring well today and that her memory lives on. Thank you for your sacrifice and many years of service, Mary.

Civilian/Bailey Torgerson

June 9, 2021

Rest In Peace

Nick mottola

October 23, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

October 23, 2020

Does anyone know if Mary was a state police officer in Pennsylvania ? Probably when she first started. I was very good friends with her and would appreciate if someone could provide me
With this info. The Mary that I knew got transferred to ? And I lost contact with her.
I would greatly appreciate any info to confirm
Thank you so much!

S. E.
Good friends!!!

January 30, 2020

Hey Maury,
Can't come to this site without talking to you . You are forever missed and a gmom now ? Wow your baby....
Miss you still , kinda just want to hear you say Velery you know like celery and I say Maury you know like and the results say you are the father.....miss that silliness , miss you....only you could be so silly sometimes.....i know you know already a Tuscaloosa p.d. officer..... Inv. Cousette .... tell him about how to handle this will you and the blue will keep his family ya , see ya , bye....

Val Pickens
Birmingham Police Dept. (Retired)

September 18, 2019

Hey Maury ,
Still miss you , still talk about you Valerie and I . Doesn't seem like it's been 12 years . Several higher ups ask I me to come back , but that's a no go . Sadly you're welcoming Sgt. Carter home with you , I was praying you were the last ......old wounds girly old wounds ....
Thought about my soup the other day , always think about you , one of the best ya , see ya , bye.....

Val Pickens
Bham pd (retired)

January 13, 2019

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. You are honored and remembered on the 12th anniversary of your EOW.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

October 23, 2018

Thank you for your service my sister. Rest well in a better place.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

October 23, 2017

Hey Maury .......I can see you smiling as I type that . Some days are crazy still here , but I can still see you smiling . You are missed , think of your baby often and say a little prayer. ..... still can't do this , too many tears ya , see ya , bye....

Val Pickens
B'ham PD , Al (retired)

February 29, 2016

I remember your funeral and that day, just like it was yesterday. Your daughter is so beautiful. I hope her dreams are coming true.

I never knew you, but I was a police officer then. You gave your all. I know GOD is rewarding you.

Thank you for your dedication.

'another female police officer. you are honored still, and remembered. thank you.

Officer E. Claybrook (the Rock)
Trussville Police Department

November 30, 2014

I will always remember your advice to me:Don't wear courdoroy pants in the summer.

Craig young
co worker BPD.

October 2, 2014

This month as I reflect on the life and service of Officer Mary F. Smith, as officers, lets not forget that its a cruel world out there and as we protect and serve, we must be safe. May God be with us all.

Chief Pat Mardis
Fairfield PD (ret)

October 2, 2014

As we are at the start of a new year, you are remembered and honored for your service. I pray for solace for all that call you beloved.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

January 1, 2014

Mary, I really miss your smile. You always seemed to be a positive influence on the officers around you. Although I never worked the streets with you, I worked the football games and state fairs with you, and you were always smiling, even while standing out in the cold rain or hot sun for hours. You were an inspiration to the rest of us. RIP.

Officer Bruce Smith
Fultondale Police Dept. Retired Police Academy Sgt. Birmingham Police

November 22, 2013

maury ,
just wanted to stop by . was thinking about you and remembering your spirit while you were still here with us . look ing at our pictures from time to time . i didn't stop to think that while we were standing there crying for carlos , harley and rob , then later joe , that i would be standing alone crying for you . i miss your presence and i pray that you carried with you the knowledge of just how much of an inspiration you were and still are in so many of our lives . the 23rd is approaching and well you know .
valerie still thinks of you too , but i know you know that .... no words for what has happened with your killer , maybe you are finally rubbing off on me ............GOD WILL HANDLE HIM WELL.........
still i miss you . okay , love ya , see ya , bye .

val pickens
retired officer (b'ham p.d.)/b'ham , al

October 7, 2013

Just got news today that cop killer Demetrius Avery Jackson got his death penalty overturned and commuted to Life Without Parole. Just another instance of Alabama showing its lack of value for human life. Unfortunately, Mary it will be a little longer before he looks up from hell to tell you he's sorry!.

Police Chief (retired)
Fairfield Police

July 22, 2013

I didn't know Mary, but my niece Tabitha is friends with her daughter. I know that Mary would be soooooo proud of the young lady she has become. I encourage you to continue on in your life and be all that you can be (to her daughter).


October 24, 2012

My name is Valerie Jackson. I met Mary when she was working part time at the Birmingham Race Course. During that time, I was a security officer and I was undecided about my career path. Mary loved her job and she enjoyed helping people in the community. Her passion for Law Enforcement inspired me to go into the same field. Today, I'm a Police Captain overseeing the largest division in my department. I owe my success to Mary and I know she would be proud of me. Mary, thanks for your guidance and support. I miss you. You will always be my hero.

Captain Valerie Jackson
UAB Police Department

October 17, 2012

hi to all, my name is bernard(scorpio)strickland and i know mrs. smith while she work at a rec. center here in birmingham, she would watch my karate classes at time so after talking to her, i would teach her some "kenpo karate self defense tech." while she work there park time. also the killer d.a. jackson jr. had got away with killing my son "dante l. strickland age 19 yrs. olds" the killer at that time was only 15 yrs.olds at the time of my son murder. so now he sit on death row at atmore prison in moble,alabama. i too miss mrs smith also. she will live on in our heart,s forever. thank you sincerely sifu bernard(scorpio)strickland 7th degree red belt(

sifu bernard(scorpio)strickland 7th deg
kenpo instructor

May 29, 2012

Obviously you are not resting, bham and Fairfield officers are safe. Bless U

Chief Retired
Fairfield pd

May 17, 2012

another year mary and you are still missed well .....

val pickens
retired officer (b'ham p.d.)/b'ham , al

October 25, 2011

well maury ,
another year in a few days and as always you are in my thoughts . so many things have changed yet so many things have stayed the same . just missing you these passed few days , hope someday it won't feel so bad . never imagined you not here , girly ...........
for all the back-up on all the calls .... thank you . for all the times we just laughed at the stupid things on those calls and all the times you kept me calm when i wanted to scream at the non sense .... thank you ........ i know you knew , but still i just had to say it .... you are not forgotten....... love ya , see ya , bye my friend .

val pickens
retired officer (b'ham p.d.)/b'ham , al

October 11, 2011

The impact that Mary had on West Precinct will never filled. She was a mother to many kids and a confidant to many people in the community. Her leadership style was that of an Army First Sergeant. She lead from the front and ensured her presence was felt and seen. While working the Homicide Unit was Mary as well as Officer Carlos "Curly" Owens were constant points of contact for any and everything that happened in West Precinct. If new and current rookies had your guidance our Police Department would be a lot better.
Mary and I had numerous conversions about Policing, that still stay with me until this day. If I knew now what I should have paid more attention to back then, I would have thanked Mary for her guidance and encouragement. Mary, you will never be forgotten.

SGT Anthony Williams

SGT Anthony Williams
Birmingham Police Department

May 15, 2011

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