Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Detective John Russell Smith

Bastrop Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Friday, August 10, 2007

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Reflections for Detective John Russell Smith

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Detective John Smith and the men and women of the Bastrop PD. May God be with you all.

Chief Russell Barnes
Zephyrhills PD - Florida

August 13, 2007

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

August 13, 2007

Rest in peace brother, your service and sacrafice will not be forgotten!

Patrolman Jeff Tripp
Marion,Ma Police Dept

August 13, 2007

Rest in Peace. May God Bless you and your family.

Wanda Ryan, Reserve Deputy
Reeves County SO

August 13, 2007

You have done your time in hell, now go and be with the lord. My prayers go out to all.

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD

August 13, 2007

Detective Smith thank you for your many years of service to your fellowman. God bless you and your loved ones. May the Lord grant your wife the strength to endure during this difficult time. Rest in peace my brother.

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

August 13, 2007

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Sir. My thoughts and prayers go out to both your family at home and on the force. Rest In Peace

Karen Perrucci
Sister of Ofc. Gary D. Pagano EOW 9/14/1982

August 13, 2007

To the family of John Smith I am terribly sorry for your tragedy. Our hearts at the Broward Sheriffs office go out to you. We ourselves had a terrible tragedy of one of our own shot and killed on the same day.

Deputy Carlos Periu
Broward Sheriffs Office

August 13, 2007

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Detective John Smith, and the Bastrop P.D. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Detective Smith, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

August 13, 2007



August 13, 2007

Policeman's 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want,
His comforting hand reduces fear to naught;
He makes me walk through streets of crime,
But He gives me courage and peace of mind

He leads me by still waters in the path I trod,
And He says in Romans I'm a "minister of God,"
He leads me in righteousness as He restores my soul,
For His name's sake He keeps me whole.

When I walk through death's valley, right up to the door,
I will fear no evil, for He comforts me more;
For Thou art with me every step of the way,
As thy rod and thy staff protect me each day.

He prepares a table, especially for me,
As I work daily among life's enemies;
He gives me authority to uphold the law,
And He anoints my position in the midst of it all

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me,
Each day of my life through eternity;
As I long to hear Him say, "Well done...,"
When I lay down my life, my badge, and my gun.

Deputy Sheriff (RET)
St. Tammany Parish S.O.

August 13, 2007

May the Lord comfort your family and friends and give you eternal peace in that special place reserved for those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
RIP Brother.

Ptlmn. James Murray
Chicago Police Department - Retired

August 13, 2007

Thank you very much for serving and protecting all of us. Rest easy.

August 13, 2007

Session 43 Mourns your loss and we will not forget our brother.

Zone 5 Academy
Schenectady, N.Y.

August 13, 2007

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Detective John Smith as well to the Bastrop Police Department.

Patrolman Robert Wigton #9516
San Antonio Park Police

August 13, 2007

Rest in peace brother. You now walk the streets of heaven. Leave your gun an badge behind, there is no need for them where you are now.


August 13, 2007

Detective Smith, you gave your life to protect us and you and your sacrifice will never be forgotten by the citizens of Bastrop. Rest in peace.

Janet - citizen of Bastrop

August 13, 2007

It is a somber time for all of us in law enforcement having learned of your tragic death. We grieve for your family, friends, and colleagues, and pray for their strength during this difficult time.

Your heroic dedication to duty will be ingrained in all of us and you will forever have our respect and gratitude for the sacrifice you made to make the world a safer place.

Bless you and thank you so much for your near two decades of service protecting us all.

“Now cracks a noble heart. Good night, sweet prince, and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest."

Respectfully submitted on behalf of my department,

Officer Matthew Lewek
Menomonee Falls (WI) Police Department

August 13, 2007

Your Seattle family loves you J.R., you will be missed. You were a true family hero. You gave us great joy. The family is in our prayers. Cousins by blood, brothers by profession. Rest in Peace.

Wayne Johnson
Seattle P.D., cousin

August 13, 2007

Our family sends condolences and prayers to your family and many friends.

Carol Linder
daughter-in-law of Asst. Chief Putt Linder of Wisner Police Dept.

August 12, 2007

He was a warrior. 1*

Greenville Police Dept, NC

August 12, 2007

Tears fill my eyes as I write this. To see that two more fine Louisiana officers have fallen in the line of duty fills my heart with such sadness for the families of these men. The prayers and thoughts of my family are with you all at this difficult time.

Jennifer M. Mooney
Sister of DFC Hilery Mayo Jr. EOW 6/9/07 STPSO La

August 12, 2007

The blue wall has lost a brick today, God Bless all the hero's and for giving the supreme sacrafice.

Rick Weikle
Federal Bureau of Prsions (retired)

August 12, 2007


Brad Gray #531
Henderson County Sheriff's Department, Texas

August 12, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

K-9 Officer Tom Summerville
Eutaw Police Department

August 12, 2007

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