Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrol Officer James Watkins Smith, Sr.

Johnson City Police Department, Tennessee

End of Watch Monday, December 3, 2007

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Reflections for Patrol Officer James Watkins Smith, Sr.

Rest in peace Patrol Officer Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 11, 2020

Jim was my training officer back in 1981. He was a Viet Nam Veteran (USMC) and fellow vet. I was one of the first ones on the scene when he was struck. He was a dear friend and a great cop. I think of him often. Go rest high o that mountain Jimbo!!!

Chief of Police Retired
Linville Land Harbor NC

April 29, 2020

We from Tennessee have not forgotten about you and your family Sir R. I. P.

Nashville citizen Tracy Fisher
Nashville citizen

December 3, 2019

You put up a long fight, time for you to rest. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones and friends. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

December 3, 2013

Jim was one of the best. I had the pleasure and honor of knowing him personally and working with him from 1992 - 1996. I had great admiration for him. He was a professional and excellent officer.

Patrolman Jeff Shell

January 24, 2013

Dear brother, I sincerley miss you and so respected you. Thanks for all you have done for me throughout the years. If not for you Im sure I wouldn't have even been hired on as an officer. God bless you I'll see you again on the other side.

Wayne Phillips Deputy Sheriff
Washington County Sheriff's Office

February 16, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer. He was your brother in green as well as blue so I bid you semper fi.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD, eow 4/24/05

December 3, 2011

My friend of 23 years and training officer,I will always remember you and I will see you again. A TRUE hero and brother.

Chief Gary W. Willis
Retired MPSO
Johnson City PD

Chief Gary W. Willis
Linville Land Harbor Company Police

September 17, 2010

I had no idea that Jim was posted here until today, 9-15-10. I had the extreme pleasure of working with Jim for 22 years. He was a cop's cop and a wonderful friend and brother. I loved him dearly. A true hero, he loved police work and his family. He was a Viet Nam veteran (refused a well deserved purple heart) and a MARINE. I was there immediately after his crash which ended his career. He was my training officer back in 1981 and I will always miss him. He attended my retirement from JCPD in March of 2006. What an honor to have him there! To Joy and the kids, I love you all as I loved him. We will see him again one day in Heaven. God bless.

Chief Gary W. Willis
Linville Land Harbor Company Police

September 15, 2010

Rest in peace motorman.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Dept.

August 13, 2010

Thank you for your service. Rest Peacefully Officer Smith.

PSO Clint Arnette
Jonesborough Police Dept

May 21, 2010

You fought a long fight but are now at rest. Keep watch over all of your loved ones and your close friends for those individuals will never forget you. You are a true hero and heroes never die.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 7, 2010

Officer Smith,
It has taken over two years, but you are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Johnson City. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.



March 20, 2010

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