Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Steven Michael Smith

Columbus Division of Police, Ohio

End of Watch Tuesday, April 12, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Steven Michael Smith

Rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

April 12, 2020

I woke up this morning thinking of the horrible news. Mom and dad were so upset as was I. Smitty, Spider Monkey, Steve... you were an amazing man. You are truly missed. Chewie retired on the 3rd and it made me think where you would be on that list . I hope you aren’t causing too much ruckus up on the streets of heaven, I’ve heard the stories of your shenanigans from mom and dad. You may be gone, but I want you and everyone else to know you’re not forgotten.

Christina Higgins
Citizen- the Eckhart’s Daughter

April 6, 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

August 30, 2018

Officer Steve Smith (Michael). Will forever be missed by our family. His passing has left a huge void. He was always the most dynamic and fun loving member of our family. We were always so proud of him. He loved being a police officer. He loved to protect & serve the public. He dedicated his life to the service of the citizens of Columbus, he will always be remember and missed immensely .

Michele Shapiro
Sister

August 17, 2018

Officer Steve Smith (Michael). Will forever be missed by our family. His passing has left a huge void. He was always the most dynamic and fun loving member of our family. We were always so proud of him. He loved being a police officer. He loved to protect & serve the public. He dedicated his life to the service of the citizens of Columbus, he will always be remember and missed immensely .

Michele Shapiro
Sister

August 17, 2018

NEVER FORGET! On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, we honor the dedicated service and ultimate sacrifice of Police Officer Steven Michael Smith of the Columbus Division of Police, Ohio and the additional 61 American Peace Officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice on this date in history.

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

April 12, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May God bless your family and comrades always.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

April 12, 2018

Miss you my friend.

Been two years since you caught that fatal bullet. You are sorely missed.

Those reading this from afar, Steve was a true warrior. Loved the righteous fight. Always ready to jump in the "ring" and get bloody.

When we were partnered in a plain clothes street crime enforcement team years back. I remember a family member asking if I worried about getting my ass kicked or hurt. I told them emphatically, No. I have "Smitty" with me!

A true police partner and kindred spirit. Miss you dearly brother.

Bless the warriors and blessings to your family.

Officer John Holloway
Columbus Divison of Police

April 10, 2018

Smitty,
every day i have a moment of remembering your smile, laugh and our conversations. Always positive conversations about the world, life, family, our favorite movie quotes, past and current professional missions from our Patrol and SWAT assignments.
Smitty, thank you for being my friend, brother, team member and above all, a man that i respect! I miss you. Love you brother

Lawrence T. Brown #12 SWAT
Columbus,Ohio Division of Police

December 12, 2017

I ran a hero's 5k today in your honor. You are not forgotten Sir.

Detective Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

April 13, 2017

Miss you my Warrior friend & brother.

Peace to your family.

Strength & Honour!

Officer John Holloway
Columbus Police / Partner

December 10, 2016

Rip officer smith my respect goes out to u on all the people u help thank u for ur time n ur service at the Columbus police department u will be truly missed

Firefighter Dylan Leach
Tarlton fire department

September 12, 2016

"SMITTY" Thank you for fighting "The good fight"! You are one of Columbus Police's best ever "Warriors" in our history of a Div. of Police. A famous Quote by General Patton, that has been repeated several times, "It is Foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died, Rather we should thank God that such men have lived". Your Brothers and Sisters of The Columbus Div. of Police will miss you very much, may God Bless you on your new journey in Heaven. #1557

P.O. B.Bodell #1557
Columbus Div. of Police

July 1, 2016

God's peace and speed Officer Smith. Thank you for your many years of brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago Police Dept.

June 27, 2016

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

To the Smith family, fellow officers, and all who call Steven 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.


This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Officer Smith gave to his community and the citizens of Ohio, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on April 12, 2016.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 7, 2016

Rest Peacefully Brother, We Are On The Job!!! Respect and Prayers To Your Family!!!

Sgt. Mike Mace
Grants Pass DPS - GP, OR

May 18, 2016

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your many years of service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Smith for their loss.

Sr. Ptlmn Donnie Meaders(RET)
Wewoka (OK) Police Department

May 14, 2016

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

Frank Kapusta - Retired
Moahwk Police Department

May 12, 2016

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

May 12, 2016

Thank you sir for your sacrifice. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Columbus Division of Police. Rest in peace.

Special Agent
Dept. of Veterans Affairs-Office of Inspector General CID

May 10, 2016

Another "Hero" taken.
You helped make this world a safer place to live.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Prayers to your loved ones and to your department.

Det. Billy Russo (Ret.)
Nassau County, NY Police Department

May 5, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow officers. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

May 3, 2016

Rest in Peace Officer Smith. I hope your family and friends receive the comfort they need to deal with this tragedy. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Sgt. K. Schmittgens
St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department

May 3, 2016

With saddened hearts. Police Officer Steven Micheal Smith has gone 10-42...... Thank you for your services. You will missed but not forgotten.

James Hallgrimson Arrow Security Officer

April 27, 2016

May you Rest in Peace.....Thank you for your service

Sr.Inv.Gerald H.Wienckowski (ret.)
New York State Troopers

April 27, 2016

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