Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Justice of the Peace J. Rufus Smith

Tazewell County Circuit Court, Virginia

End of Watch Wednesday, May 20, 1936

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Reflections for Justice of the Peace J. Rufus Smith

I am so proud to say that I'm your great grand daughter.

Deborah D Smith Lawson
Great Grand Daughter

January 5, 2017

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 20, 2015

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 20, 2015

Proud to be your great grand daughter. I too went in law enforcement. 30 years of service. So glad to see you recognized for your service.

Officer Patricia A. Brooks
Radford University Police Department

April 17, 2013

This is a sad reflection of the past. How dare that judge give Mr.Smith's murderer 8 years in prison. A hanging is what was needed.

Porky
The Public

January 25, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored , the 73rd anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
mother of Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

February 2, 2009

Justice Smith, Thank you for your service. I am originally from Tazewell County as was not aware of your death in the line of duty until now. Being from Tazewell County myself your death in the line of duty "hits home". Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. R.I.P brother!

Ofc J.C. Bowen
Portland Maine PD

February 1, 2009

Justice Smith,
Sir, it has taken almost 73 years but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Tazewell County. It sickens that your murderer was only sentenced to 8 years in prison.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous

January 26, 2009

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