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Auxiliary Deputy Sonny Allan Smith

Johnson County Sheriff's Office, Arkansas

End of Watch Friday, May 15, 2015

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Reflections for Auxiliary Deputy Sonny Allan Smith

Deputy Smith's sacrifice will always be remembered; RIP sir, and thank you for your service.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

February 5, 2022

Rest in peace Auxiliary Deputy Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 2, 2021

Thank you for your service

Mark Mottola

May 15, 2020

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 6, 2018

Sonny, I'd rather see you here with your loving wife and children. I'd rather see you still patrolling Johnson County Arkansas, making sure it's a safer place for everyone.

But because of your heroic actions, this day three years ago, I am typing this from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy in Camden. Because of you, I have pushed myself beyond what I thought possible, to get here.

I am doing my very best in honor of you and your family. If the good Lord sees fit, please ask him to see me through this.

Not very many people are cut from the cloth you were cut from...and I hope I can be at least half the LEO you were.

Love and respect always, you will never be forgotten JC55..

Officer Browb

May 15, 2018

Sonny... You are missed everyday. Keep watching down on us.. JC-55

Explorer(EFC) Michael Johnson
Johnson County Sheriffs Office

January 6, 2018

We are thinking of you, your family and fellow officers on this day. Thank you for your service and protecting the people of Arkansas. God bless

Special Agent-in-Charge Diane Upchurch
FBI - Little Rock

May 15, 2017

You will always be remembered. Rest In Peace Brother.

Supervisory Border Patrol Agent Enrique
US Border Patrol

May 15, 2017

Brother, you are a hero and will always be remembered. May you continue to be at peace in a better place, and that your loving family and colleagues keep your memory always alive. God bless them all and give them strength during these hard times.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D. (retired)

May 15, 2017

I'm doing a research project on cops and I have been on this page for a while now sobbing at these stories. There are bad people out there that do bad things to good people and it is not fair. Condolences to the families of the fallen. No matter what they are heroes. God bless

college student

December 6, 2016

I attended this funeral last year. One of a few. This was a very sobering occasion. Reminded me of just how fast things can go from what some may call routine, to catastrophic in the blink of an eye. From what I remember, I believe Deputy Smith was off duty when he was notified of the situation and went back into work and responded alongside his fellow officers. This is a perfect example of the dedication and commitment that Deputy Smith gladly provided to his community. He was a humble servant that was always willing to lend a hand to whoever was in need. Thank you Deputy Smith for your service to this country and more personally, the citizens of Johnson County.

Corporal Brandon Powell
UA-Fayetteville Police Department

July 7, 2016

Lamar, AR, in Johnson County is my Mom's hometown. I remember when this happened. Though it's only been one year, it really doesn't seem that long. May the Good Lord share favor on Your Family to, and for the rest of they're lives. Thank You for Your service and sacrifice. RIP Office Sonney A. Smith. Gone, but never forgotten.

Dale McEuen
Civilian Supporter
Lonoke, AR
12 Year Veteran Arkansas Army National Guard
HHC 212th SIG BN (CA) (MSE) / ISU, Camp Robinson

May 15, 2016

As a Police Unity Tour Rider I will take great pride in riding in Deputy Smith's memory this year during the 2016 Police Unity Tour on May 10th, 2016 from Richmond, VA to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington DC.

Rest in Peace and may God bless your surviving family and friends. We were honored and blessed to have you protecting this great country.

Sergeant Todd Milberger
Olathe Kansas Police Department

March 13, 2016

You are not forgotten. Your loss and the loss of other officers in our nation in May, were crushing to all that care.
It was a horrible month down here.

We know Heaven now has more angels to fight beside
St. Michael in keeping satan at bay.

You will never be forgotten.
You and your loved ones are in our hearts.
Thanks for leaving this place a better place in which you found it.

There is no greater service to humanity.

Citizen Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

February 5, 2016

You are not forgotten.

Citizen Volunteer
Los Angeles Police Department

February 5, 2016

The bible states at 2 Timothy 3:1 that we are living in "critical times". There is absolutely no regard for human life, especially those that took the oath to protect and serve. Romans 13:1 states "let every person be in subjection to the superior authorities, for there is no authority except by God; the existing authorities stand placed in their relative positions by God." I pray that Deputy Smith's family, friends, and fellow colleagues find comfort in God's promise for those who have fallen asleep in death at Revelation 21:3,4 "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Please accept my sincere condolences.

ECSII Lem Toatley
Orlando Police Department

November 30, 2015

What defines and is worthy of the title hero? Call it what you will, right place right time, instinct, or whatever you’d like, I’ll just say it is character. Everyone has their own opinion, this is just mine. You do not need to be perfect even after the act, you need only do the right thing for the right reason, regardless of the outcome, in a remarkable way, to be a Hero in my eyes. A Hero does not have to have done anything spectacular, or met any criteria, if in your mind they are exceptional. They don’t always wear a uniform, play professional sports, though they might be next to you at the store, be a family member or friend, or someone you need some day, but what they have in common is something few of us will ever achieve.

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Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death and though I mark on duty, my calls unknown, I fear no evil, for the majority are with me, nor do I worry of my own safety, all of this I do for the citizens of my community. An Officer’s family can be filled with worry and though they are strong, they know that their loved one may be placed in harms way. Through this, they stand tall, with Pride, Integrity and Honor.

Though I have made mistakes, accept me, as I accept you and show me the way …..Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, forever and ever. Amen.


Robert Craig
Reserve Commander Boone County Sheriff's Office (Indiana)

September 3, 2015

RIP HERO! God Bless your family and fellow Officers. #THINBLUELINE

Angie Farris
Former Indianapolis Police Officer

August 24, 2015

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Sonny was killed.

To the Smith family, fellow officers, and all who call Sonny beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace. I hope that your family knows that a nation mourned for you.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Smith gave to his community and the citizens of Arkansas, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on May 15, 2015.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 11, 2015

"Blue Spirited Watch"

Even though the many Law Enforcement Officers from all of our Neighboring Countries around this world have Fallen and Ended their Watch.

Their Devoted Spirits have Risen and are now carrying on their destinies up above in Heaven while awaiting to be rejoined in the distant future by the ones they love.

Richard "Jafa" Oddy ©

Richard "Jafa" Oddy
IPA US (Associate)

August 2, 2015

I am a reserve officer as well and its because of brave men and women like you that sacrifice so much so that we can have safe neighborhoods to come home too. Rest in peace brother; we got it from here.

Officer Zerby #520

June 23, 2015

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

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

June 22, 2015

Thank you for your service & Protectionj. May GOD Bless your family and give them strength to carry on in this life. Also ask HIS Blessings on your Dept.and the troops that carry on in life's Today.

R/Capt. Wayne Blankinchip
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, Jax. FL.

June 18, 2015

Indeed, rest in peace my brother. May the Lord bless the family and comfort them. We grieve with the family.

Chief Theodore Hampton
Buffalo special police

June 10, 2015

May you rest in peace! Thank you for your courageousness while serving and protecting your community! You are a true hero!!! God bless your family, department and community during this tragic time!

Police officer Alex Cordova's wife Brian
Rio Rancho police department, NM

June 2, 2015

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