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Assistant Director Donald Boyd Smith

Georgia Department of Corrections, Georgia

End of Watch Sunday, March 29, 1970

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Reflections for Assistant Director Donald Boyd Smith

Hi daddy,
Today 51 years ago,is your hero date but it's also the date I never got to know you. You died in March, I was born in July. An ultimate sacrifice. Even still, I accept it and I couldn't be prouder. One day we will get to know each other. Until then ...

LaDonna Smith Cowart, Daughter of Fallen Officer/Assis Director Donald B. Smith
Smith SP, Glennville, Ga

March 29, 2021

Hi daddy
In some weird way, I feel like this is the only portal of communication I have to you. I missed posting on your b-day July 2nd and your hero date Mar 29th,
So much has taken place this year but I remembered. Will never forget you. I'm so thankful for those brave men and women that continue to make sacrifices for our freedom and well being. Please watch over all of them. Now, more than ever, I pray for thier safety. To all LEO and Military men, women & families GOD BLESS & PROTECT YOU ALL.

LaDonna Smith Cowarr
Daughter to a hero

July 17, 2020

Asst. Dir. Smith,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a Law Enforcement Officer but for our Country as well when you served with the USAF. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

March 29, 2020

Rest In Peace Brother LEO. Thank you Hero and your family for your courage, sacrifice and service to this country. Always remembered.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

March 29, 2020

Just want to say happy heavenly birthday dad (July 2). Sorry I'm late posting. I was attending my father in laws funeral that day. So grateful for this page to serve as a remembrance.

LaDonna Cowart

July 8, 2019

Over the years, so many LOD deaths, including three of LEO's I knew personally. I don't write reflections as often as I would like to, just because there are so many who have given so much.

But when I read your Daughter's post after 47 years since your LODD, I wanted her to know that she is not the only one remembering your sacrifice. I hope she and all members of your family find some comfort in that.

RIP Brother

from Philadelphia, PA

May 2, 2017

Hi daddy, Just want you to know that I'm thinking of you today. Today marks the 47th anniversary of your death. You will never be forgotten....


March 29, 2017

Daniel Boyd Smith will never be forgotten for his service to his community and his nation. We are grateful for his sacrifice.

Stan Jefferson
Citizen of Arizona

March 28, 2017

Happy birthday dad....

LaDonna Smith Cowart

July 2, 2014

If anyone has any information about my father or has served in the Air Force with my father, I would greatly appreciate any reflections you can offer. this was my father and I don't have any family who can offer much information about him. Thank you in advance. You can Facebook me or email me at

Ladonna Smith Cowart

July 23, 2013

This was my Father. I was born July 17, 1070, when my father was killed March 29, 1970. I am very proud to know that my father and Mr. Rogers were such heros. He was in my thoughts on Memorial day, as he is every day. I often wonder what he was like and have many questions. My family is all gone now, with my brother Tony remaining, but will never be forgotten. I visited your picture, which hangs in the training academy at Smith State Prison and want you to know that I, and my 3 little boys, gave you a proper salute for being such a brave daddy and granddaddy. I love you with all my heart, even though I was robbed of the chance to know you. I know that you were a dedicated person to your community, and that's good enough for me. Your daughter, LaDonna

LaDonna Cowart
Daughter to Donald B Smith

June 4, 2013

Asst. Dir. Smith,
Sir, it has taken over 42 years but you and your fellow officer are finally being honored. I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as a LEO-but for our Country as well when you served in the USAF. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


U.S. Border Patrol

August 24, 2012

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

August 14, 2012

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