Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Patrolman John Francis Smith

Lynn Police Department, Massachusetts

End of Watch Sunday, August 19, 1934

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Reflections for Patrolman John Francis Smith

To the grandfather I never knew, but hear so many good things about.

God bless you, rest in peace.

Greg Smith

July 2, 2021

Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that no passage of time will ever erase your heroic actions and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 19, 2020

My Great Grandfather, Patrolman John Francis Smith, passed away long before I was born, but his service and heroism will be live on and be remembered by generations to come.

God bless you and Rest in Peace.

Barbara Caufield
Great Granddaugter

October 8, 2018

Patrolman Smith,
On today, the 82nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lynn. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 19, 2016

Thank You all for your thoughtful reflections. When Dad past away he left six daughters, three sons and the most wonderful wife and MOTHER his children could ever love and admire.
When Jack Smith (Dad) passed I was child number nine and two years old.

James A. Smith
Retired teacher- son

September 19, 2015

We are a better people today because you walked among us yesterday Patrolman Smith.
Thank you for your service to your community and our country.
Your Heroism will never be forgotten.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 30, 2015

Although I obviously never met my Great Great Grandfather, I have no doubt he served honorably and heroically. He also leaves behind 5 generations of family that followed his footsteps in law enforcement, some of these relatives still serve with the Lynn PD, while the others serve or served elsewhere throughout New England. Rest in Peace Grandpa...

Michael Curran
Great Great Grandson

May 9, 2015

Eighty one years ago the City of Lynn lost another hero in the month of August. You put yourself in danger in order to save others and sadly, over time, it cost you your life. Those left behind to carry on the good fight salute and honor you.

God Bless and may you continue to Rest in Peace, Brother.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

April 21, 2015

We cannot fully honor our heroes of the present without paying tribute to our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 81st anniversary year 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 who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 31, 2015

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