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

Thank you for your serve and protecting us all. God be with you and your family.

moscow, ID

August 15, 2007

Im just so sad to hear of this very very tragic and unthinkable news.....My heart goes out to my God fearing cousin Pamela Yvette Smith and her two very bright and beautiful children Ashley and Austin. In time all hearts will heal. I send my condolences to the family left behind, and all the memories that will never be forgotten.
Peace be with you all in your time of sorrow. Your cousin Karen Allison

August 15, 2007

Another tragic death, thank you for your service sir. It will be great when we all meet in Heavens Roll call, I'll for sure be surrounded by heros! GODSPEED and bless you your family and department.

Ofc. Aaron Sparks
Gilmanton N.H. Police Department

August 15, 2007

May you rest in Peace Sir..............

Officer Thomas Wiederhold #1890
Fort Worth Police,Tx

August 15, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and the department. I understand the pain of losing one in the line of duty. I wish I could ease your pain.

Kay Wood
Mother of Deputy Marshal Glen DeVanie, End of Watch 4/2/2003

August 15, 2007

My heart breaks for the family as we have to say goodbye to a wonderful person. To his wife, my blessed friend you and the kids will always be in my heart. John will now walk the streets in heaven and still protect you, God Bless.

Dee Swain

August 15, 2007

Today we lost a hero, but this day God welcomed one home.

Patrolman Dwayne Delcour
Mansfield Police Mansfield, Mo

August 15, 2007

So sorry to hear of this tragedy. My prayers and heartfelt condolences to the family and co-workers of Detective Smith.


August 15, 2007

Our hero of blue has fallen. A time of peace is calling. For you to go with God above. He'll give you wings of blue with love. To send a message for everyone. To remember a life and what was done. A dream fulfilled of our angel of blue. We honor you for the job you swore to do. A promise was kept from a hero like you. You put your life on the line each day. To protect and serve in everyway. And to give you thanks we will do our part. To share your message and to keep you in our heart.

We all miss you, John. Love and prayers to John's family, friends and co-workers.

Debbie Hall

August 14, 2007

Godspeed Det. Smith.....To your family , I pray God will bring you peace,,,,In loving memory of Gary Kidwell e.o.w. 1-21-91

August 14, 2007

Thank you for your heroism. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. You did a great thing on Friday, and for that, you will be forever in our hearts.

Police officer wife

August 14, 2007


I am so glad that I had the opportunity to meet you briefly during your recent visit to Seattle. I could tell during our conversation that you were a good man, and now know why you will be missed by so many people. I am very sad that you had to leave us here on Earth way too soon. I know you will be here in spirit. You and your family will surely be in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you brother!

Officer Tyrone Davis
Seattle Police Deparment, WA

August 14, 2007

Detective John Smith

Go rest in peace brother, for your job here is done.
May god rest your soul and bless all your loved ones.
Heroes in Life, Not Death

D/C Simon Moussa
Ontario Provincial Police

August 14, 2007

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us. What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. -Albert Pine

Detective Smith -- The sacrifice you made for your community will never be forgotten.

To all those touched by the loss of Detective Smith -- To lose two heroes at once has got to be devastating. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Colorado Springs (CO) Police Protective Association

August 14, 2007



August 14, 2007

I'am sorry for your loss and my prays or with the Smith family and Bastrop Police Department. RIP my fellow brother in arms.

Sgt. Kenneth Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

August 14, 2007

Rest in peace officer.

Jayson Mills

August 14, 2007

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law

August 14, 2007

My deepest sympathies to Det. Smiths' family and colleagues on their tragic loss.

May you rest in peace and God Bless you.

Supervisor Jim Topham
Region of Waterloo EMS (Ontario Canada)

August 14, 2007

To: The Smith Family

Sorry for your loss. Detective Smith is a true hero. Rest in Peace.

“The Final Inspection”
The policeman stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining just as brightly as his brass. “Step forward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To my church have you been true?” The policeman squared his shoulders and said, “No Lord. I guess I ain’t. Because those who carry badges can’t always be a saint. I’ve had to work most Sundays, and at times my talk was rough… and sometimes I’ve been violent because the streets are awful tough. But I never took a penny that wasn’t mine to keep… though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just too steep. And I never passed a cry for help, though at times I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I’ve wept unmanly tears. I know I don’t deserve a place among the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear. If you’ve a place for me here, Lord, it needn’t be so grand. I never expected or had too much. But if you don’t…I’ll understand.” There was silence all around the throne where the saints had often trod, as the policeman waited quietly for the judgement of his God. “Step forward now, policeman. You’ve borne your burdens well. Come walk a beat on heaven’s streets. You’ve done your time in hell.” –Author unknown

Deputy Adam Burns
Broward Sheriff's Office S. Florida

August 14, 2007

Det Smith, you've paid the ultimate price. You shall never be forgotten. RIP.

PO Richard Eckert
Town of Chester PD

August 14, 2007

Thoughts and prayers are with your family and your agency. RIP Brother in Blue.

Patrolman D. Kirk #309
Round Lake Heights PD (IL)

August 14, 2007

det. Smith , thank you for sharing the thin blue with me . my deepest condolences to your family / our family . rest , brother rest , we have the watch from here........

officer va pickens
b'ham p.d./ b'ham , al

August 14, 2007

My condolences to you and all those who knew and loved you. May God place a hedge of protection around your family and loved ones. May you rest in peace.

Shanon Dreyer
Palomar College Police Academy Supervisor

August 14, 2007

We are all family in law enforcement, and I respect ALL fallen officers, who where sworn, dedicated law enforcement officers.

Explorer/CSO/Soon To Be Police Officer
Robbinsdale/New Hope Police Department

August 14, 2007

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