Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Ronnie Eugene Smith

Butts County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Ronnie Eugene Smith

Deputy Ronnie Eugene Smith was my little 6ft 10 inch brother. There isn't a day that go by I dont talk or miss him. You see I talk to him and I get my answer from him because, I know the answer it's only the truth. I love you and I know I will see again . God put you in my life for almost 50 years and I am so grateful yo have you in my DNA for life. I cry a lot when I think of you for not being around you more but our jobs kept us in different parts of the world. I love you little brother and your kids and wife are fine . May God Bless you and hold you in his arms till we meet again. I live you your big brother Neal B Smith Jr

Neal Smith
Big Brother

November 8, 2018

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

September 18, 2018

So sorry to read this, and will be thinking of family and friends.

Melanie Rowley
Family and friends are LEOs.

October 30, 2016

Ronnie, dear friend, your french friends miss you and still remember our precious friendship.

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B.B.C.D Les Dahus

October 1, 2015

Ronnie, I miss you. 610

Former Deputy Clark Darden
Butts S.O.

March 12, 2015

Ronnie, I remember watching you climb out of that Crown Vic and wondering " how does he get in there?" Its not the same not seeing you pull up to the BP station and laugh at having to do "inventory" on your car. The day we got the phone call was a day we didn't want to see coming. I ride by there every once in a while. All I do is nod my head, smile, and say thank you for your service and most importantly, being a friend. We'll hang out at a BP station again one day. Until we meet again my friend

Darrel Yell
friend

December 3, 2014

Never Forgotten

Greater Houston C.O.P.S.

December 17, 2013

I attended basic Mandate with Ronnie. He was such a pleasant guy to be around. He just wanted to serve and help others. He had retired from European professional basketball.

Claude Akley

December 14, 2013

You came to my aid about four years ago when a tire blew on my pickup on I 75. It was almost dark and you were in behind me with lights flashing before I even got out of my truck. Your main concern was my safety. I'm grateful you were there for me and will never forget you. My comment to you at the time was "I bet
no man ever looked down on you" was meant in jest. It is absolutely true today. You are a man above men!

Don Boerner, civilian citizen

November 6, 2013

Hey Buddy, Not a day goes by that I dont think of you. I miss you so much. I just want to take the time to tell the world how great of a man you truely were: A great man is always ready to be the servant of society. It takes a great man to not only be a good listener, but a good friend. A great man is made up of qualities that meets or makes perfect standards. Ronnie was a great man. Ronnie was blessed with many spiritual gifts, his character, and other qualities, deserves to be called great and who as a result earns the power to influence others. He always knew what to say to brightens someones day. We had many laughs together. He loved his wife & kids more than anything. Ronnie had a good head and a good heart, which were always a powerful combination. He knew exactly how to use them both in a way that always led to the cause of someone elses smile or comfort. I learned alot from this man. How to be a friend. How to be myself. He always told me to believe in myself and have faith in my abilities. A great man is one who leaves others at loss after he is gone. If he can live on after he is gone then he must have been a great man. What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. I can only hope that one day my character shines half as bright as yours did. I love & miss ya buddy! #RIP643

Sherrelle Benton
Butts County E-911 (Jun.2005-Dec.2012) & BCSO (Jan. 2013-PRESENT)

March 9, 2013

Thanks for your service. Its has almost been a year. I thank of you all the time bro. RIP

GPSTC Classmate

November 7, 2012

Thank you for your valiant service, and may you fly on the wings of angels. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Rest in Peace, my brother.

Reserve Deputy Sheriff Robbie Railton
Callaway County, Missouri Sheriff's Office

September 29, 2012

Well bro i miss you and we had some good time when we was at the school and your words that u told me i still have them in my head RIP your job here is done we will take t from here i know you are up there looking down on everone i was bless o have a good friend like u

JACKSON
GPSTC class mate

June 9, 2012

I cant believe its been 5 months, it is a honor to call you my friend. I will be going to visit your wife and kids soon. I could really use your words of wisdom on life right now brother but i think i have a good idea of what you would say. REST IN PEACE. my best friend we will meet again.

Josh Atkinson, Detention Officer
Butts County Sheriff's Office

May 17, 2012

Rest in Peace, Deputy Smith. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

March 24, 2012

Thank you for your service Sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

February 20, 2012

Deputy Sheriff Smith,
Sir, I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Butts County. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
U.S. Border Patrol

February 6, 2012

I come to the ODMP often to remember my late fiance Dennis. Every time I come here it breaks my heart to know that yet another officer has fallen and that yet another family has to live their lives without the officer they loved. My heart goes out to everyone who knew and loved Deputy Smith. Know that you are not alone in the "journey" that you walk. Should you ever need anything please don't hesitate to contact me. (The Davis Co. Sheriff's Office in Iowa will always know how to reach me. I can also be found on Face Book.) You will be in my thoughts.

From reading the reflections left for Ronnie he sounds like he was a great man with a beautiful spirit. Those of you who knew him in life were so blessed to have been able to share in it. I hope that you will all continue to find a way to celebrate and remember Ronnie's life and the MAN that he was. Remember that Ronnie's life was about so much more than the way he died. Ronnie will continue to live on as long as we continue to remember him.

Deputy Smith, thank you for helping to make this world a little safer for us all. YOU will not be forgotten. Please continue to watch over all of us as only you can. If you happen to bump into my late fiance Dennis up there give him a big hug for me and the kids. It's been nine years and he's still very much missed and forever loved.

Wishing you brighter and better days,


Jocelyne :)

Jocelyne Brar (Winnipeg, MB Canada)
Fiancee of Deputy Dennis R. McElderry (EOW: 01/03/03)

February 3, 2012

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Sheriff Ronnie Smith and the Butts County Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Officer Smith, for your service.

Staff
National Police Wives Association

January 13, 2012

Just Know That I Loved You .....

Just Know That I Loved You ...
Nothing else counts.
I have only traveled to a another place .
Free from all the noise and harm .
I am a sleep now but everything remains......
My name is the same , and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh,Play, smile, pray enjoy your moments .
Let my name be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.I loved you and took pride in each of you may you continue to take pride in me by living your life ....Deep Condolences To The Family And Friends Of Deputy Sheriff Ronnie Smith....

THERESA MELODY
Someone who cares

January 11, 2012

Thank you for your service, you will never be forgotten

Lauren, Ca
Family of LEO

January 6, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co-workers of this brave officer. Rest in Peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriff's Office

January 2, 2012

Thoughts and prayers to his family...may God give the peace that transcends understanding in the loss and know that Ronnie is a true hero

Duane Askew, ex officer
McDonough Police Dept

December 28, 2011

We have lost another hero and God has welcomed another angel. May God be with the family and friends of this loved one.

J Johnson, Surviving Spouse
Carrollton Ga. Police Department

December 27, 2011

In 1995, Ronnie was my room mate when we played basketball together in France. I am deeply shocked and saddened to receive this news. My deepest sympathies go out to his family and those who knew him. He was an upstanding man and a positive energy force in this world. Rest in peace, my brother.

Jim Galla
Friend

December 25, 2011

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