Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Christopher Lynd Smith

Leon County Sheriff's Office, Florida

End of Watch Saturday, November 22, 2014

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Christopher Lynd Smith

Thinking about Chris as we honor TPD Officer Farielo.

Continue to Rest In Peace brother.

Oz David Charles Osborne Oz
Leon County Sheriff’s Office #281

U.S. Army Sergeant First Class (Retired Military Police Operations)

June 12, 2022

Thinking about Chris today.

To your family, friends and fellow law enforcement professionals:

Know that Chris has a special place in the mind and heart of all of us who served with him.

As I reflect on my law enforcement career and now that I am retired I am ever mindful of the fact that Chris was working in my patrol zone that dreadful day. I reflect on both my civilian and military law enforcement career from 1989-2019 from California to Florida and as a Military Police Professional with multiple combat tours I am ever mindful of those I served with whose career was tragically cut short before “normal” retirement.

May our Lord bless and keep you forever

Oz David Charles Osborne Oz
LCSO #281 (Retired)

SFC David Osborne, US Army MP
LCSO 281

February 9, 2022

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 19, 2020

Family, Friends and fellow Law Enforcement brothers and sisters. As I near retirement from a 25+ year career as a Law Enforcement Professional I am overwhelmed and consumed by the memory of Chris this morning.

I remember vividly several calls we were on together and will never forget the day he was killed. I was NOT on patrol duty that day with Chris and to this day can’t help but think how easily I could have / would have been there in his place had I been on duty that day. I can’t help but wonder if that call for service had been on my watch would I be retiring from a long 25 years of service or would others be posting a similar message like this about me.

May God bless and keep Chris in his everlasting arms as his memory lives forever in the hearts and minds of those of us served with him and alongside him.


Sergeant First Class David Charles Osborne (OZ)
United States Army
Military Police Operations
200th Military Police Command

November 24, 2019

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 12, 2018

Deputy Smith, it has been a few years and much has changed since the day your watch ended. You are not forgotten brother. I have spent many nights replaying this event in my mind and always wonder if that was supposed to be MY call not yours. I have never posted this publicly before. This incident occurred on the shift and in the zone I worked many many times. This incident occurred not long after I was involuntarily transferred from this shift. For this reason I will never forget that you quite possibly took a bullet that very possibly could have been mine. Rest well brother, We WILL take it from here.

Sergeant First Class David Osborne (OZ)
Former LCSO #281 - Back on Active Duty Military Police

July 15, 2017

The Sheriffs of Florida and their deputies will never forget the sacrifice you and your family made to uphold our laws and protect society.

Your name has been inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs and the National Law Enforcement Memorial and in our hearts. May you forever rest in peace.

A scripture inscribed on the Florida Sheriffs Law Enforcement Memorial:

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

Executive Director, Florida Sheriffs Ass
Florida Sheriffs Association

August 7, 2016

Well here we are entering the month where my worst nightmare came true. I miss my partner in life and my soul mate. Not a day goes by that I don't miss you but I rejoice in the fact that I know you are in heaven. I know you watch over me and the kids, I know this because I have felt your presence many times. I miss you and will love you from now until infinity.

Erika Smith

November 2, 2015

Rest In Piece, Brother Chris, I wasn't the closest person to you, but you still set an example that everyone needs to follow, you put your life on the line to protect others, the bravest thing that anyone could ever do. I know you made a big impact on other's lives, it's obvious, you touched everyone in some way. I am glad to know that you are in Heaven, rejoicing with the Lord, I am glad that you don't have to suffer in the World anymore, you will no longer feel any pain, or sorrow, or regret, or anything that are caused by worldly things. I would like to thank you for inspiring so many people to walk in your footsteps and strive to be just as kind, and compassionate and brave as you were. Rest In Piece, Brother Chris, we will never forget your impact that you made on the world.

Dennis Key

October 3, 2015

RIP Brother. God bless you and all your loved ones for eternity! You will never be forgotten! !

Retired Detective Frank M. LaMagra

July 31, 2015

I love you Uncle Tater! So glad to call you my uncle and hero! Rest Easy

Cheyenne (No Booty)

May 8, 2015

As the Manager of Movie Gallery in Monticello, Florida. I had the privilege of meeting Chris. As a fixture of Monticello, he served the community. I will miss his face. I will always remember and love his smile... Much love...

Cynthia Mahoney
Movie Gallery, Inc.

May 4, 2015

Rest in peace, Tater. We're thinking of you, especially this week.

Officer Amanda Bailey
Tallahassee Police Department

May 1, 2015

Rest in Peace Deputy Sheriff Christopher Smith. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

March 4, 2015

Thank you to everyone that has shared a story about my husband, said a prayer or thoughts. As I start a new month with out my best friend and love of my life and I can tell you that I draw comfort in knowing he lives on at LCSO. His memory and what he taught his fellow brothers and sisters lives on! God bless!

See you again one day baby......I love you more!

Erika Smith

February 3, 2015

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

“Vires et Honorem”

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Mohawk Police Department

January 18, 2015

May God Bless.

Jim Hill

December 30, 2014

God bless the Smith family and Deputy Smith's law enforcement family. I'm so sorry for your loss...

Sandra Stowe, Colbert Co AL 911 Dispatch

December 29, 2014

Thank you for your dedication, service, and sacrifice to the citizens of the State of Florida.

Officer Joe Hunchard #1228
New Smyrna Beach, FL Police Dept.

December 20, 2014

R.I.P. Brother! Prayers to your family and partners.

Patrol G. Neumann
Moorhead P.D.

December 20, 2014

R.I.P. and Godspeed brother! Prayers to your family and partners.

Patrol G. Neumann
Moorhead P.D.

December 20, 2014

Rest In Peace, my Brother. You, your dedication, your service and your family shall not be forgotten.

SA Bruce T. Nill, Ret
Florida Department of Law Enforcement

December 12, 2014

John 15:13

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Trooper Glentz
Michigan State Police

December 9, 2014

"Blessed are the Peace Makers for they shall be called children of God."

May God give peace and console the hearts of those affected by this loss of a faithful servant. He has done his job well.

This deputy was killed by a coward. And I hope God deals with him accordingly.

Sgt. Robert Bailey
Jefferson Co. Texas Sheriff's Office

December 9, 2014

You are a hero. The lives you have saved and the people you have helped.
Sending prayers for strength.
Rest In Peace.
My God.
Dear Almighty God.
My tears say more than I can think to write.

Civilian Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

December 9, 2014

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