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Private Abram Trigg Smith

Texas Rangers, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, August 5, 1841

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Reflections for Private Abram Trigg Smith

Rest in Peace Ranger Private Abram Trigg Smith. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of The Great Republic of Texas.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the savages who murdered you burn in hell as I type this reflection. I pray that the hounds of hell are ripping their souls apart.


Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood (Ret)
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston, TX

August 7, 2016

Pvt. Smith,
On today, the 174th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Texas.


United States Border Patrol

August 5, 2015

You were truly a hero. God Bless you and may your rest be forever at peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

August 4, 2015

Forthwith and with great respect i submit a 21 mark salute to you- /////// /////// /////// You helped keep people of The Republic of Texas safe ! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE - Texas Ranger Private Abram Smith !! R.I.P. SIR !!!

Clements unit - CO5

August 5, 2014

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 172nd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. 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 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.

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Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

January 31, 2013

Always remembered sir!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

August 8, 2007


not a police officer ken kelble

January 31, 2007

--"If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." -- Maya Angelou

Aloha Private Abram Trigg Smith,
Thank you for your service and dedication to your community and your country. You and all officers that continue to lay your lives on the line and pay the ultimate sacrifice to keep our communities and country safe will NEVER be forgotten.

I personally pledge, (after one of Hawaii's own, Honolulu Police Officer Steve Favela, lost his life in the line of duty protecting our Commander in Chief, President George W. Bush), to become a continuum; a keeper of the ODMP light. That light is in the form of an ODMP tribute. People from all walks of life, regardless of age, race, religion, profession, education, and geographical location can share here.

This "LIGHT" comes from within the heart and soul of every person who cares to share a word or two on behalf of each and every fallen officer. Every fallen officer is a hero. The ODMP; Officer Down Memorial Page gives us a place to come together and share our feelings as one family. May we find solace as we give solace to the families who have lost a loved one.

Private Abram Trigg Smith, God Bless you. You are a hero. As we say in Hawaii, “You are`Ohana.” “You are family”. You are embraced as one of our own family member. No one will ever be able to replace you for you were unique and very special. No one, not in this lifetime. May God allow you to rest in peace. I wish you, your loved ones, and your fellow officers, peace and love beyond all understanding. I HONOR you today. You HAVE NOT been forgotten.

** May this Hawaiian prayer give all those who read it comfort. **


Peace be with you, All My Peace,
O ka Maluhia no me oe, Ku'u Maluhia a pau loa,

The Peace that is " I ", the Peace that is "I am".
Ka Maluhia o ka "I", owau no ka Maluhia,

The Peace for always, now and forever and evermore.
Ka Maluhia no na wa a pau, no ke'ia wa a mau a mau loa aku.

My Peace " I " give to you, My Peace " I " leave with you,
Ha'awi aku wau I ku'u Maluhia ia oe, waiho aku wau I ku'u Maluhia me oe,

Not the world's Peace, but, only My Peace,
The Peace of " I ".

A'ole ka Maluhia o ke ao aka, ka'u Maluhia wale no,
Ka Maluhia o ka "I".

Moana V.C. Molale Private Citizen-Hawaii
Kahu La`a Kea (Keeper of the Sacred Light)

January 20, 2007

Rest in peace, Sir! You are not forgotten.

Police Officer

January 19, 2007

Pvt. Smith,
It has taken over 165 years, but you are finally being honored. I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Texas.



January 16, 2007

Every hero deserves his recognition, and you sir, shall have yours. I am sorry that it took 166 years for you to receive that which is owed to you.
On behalf of all your brother officers, alive and dead, thank you for being there when Texas and America, needed men like you most. Though you only had three days of service, nonetheless, you are still one of America's Finest...forever.
Time has not changed the fact that sacrifices are still being made by our fellow officers. May you, and all who serve, know the peace of God, and the thanks of a grateful nation. Rest in peace. amen

Detective Ron Tomassi
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office-Florida

January 16, 2007

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