Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Michael Joseph Smith

Dallas Police Department, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, July 7, 2016

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Reflections for Sergeant Michael Joseph Smith

Sergeant smith, 4 years ago today you and your partners where brutally murdered. Continue to rest in heavenly peace

Mark Mottola

July 7, 2020

This day still brings a nauseous feeling to me as I recall hearing about this tragic shooting and reading about horrific details that ended the lives of these true heroes. As usual, life went on while every member of the law enforcement family across the country mourned, wept and honored you all. Brave men and women, just like all of you, continued with their duties and continued to wear the uniform and don the badge to uphold the oath they took and to protect and serve. To protect and serve many of the very same people who were vilifying and demonizing those brave men and women for doing nothing more than their job. It sickens me more and more everyday to see amazing, brave men and women like all of you leave their families for the last time and sacrificing it all, and then to be cast in such an unfavorable light the way our poisonous and biased media does. To all of you who gave of themselves so bravely and so honorably that day, know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten. Rest in peace always my friends.

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

July 7, 2020

Today, I will not answer the radio call that you boyfriend has come home drunk and is beating you again. Today I will not answer the radio call that your 16 year old daughter, who is very responsible, is four hours late coming home from school. Today I will not answer the radio call that your store has been robbed or your house has been burglarized. Today I will not stop a drunk driver from killing someone. I will not catch a rapist or a murder or a car theft. Today I will not answer the radio call that a man has a gun or tried to abduct a child or that someone has been stabbed or has been in a terrible accident. Today I will not save your child that you locked in the car or the child you were to busy to watch who went outside and fell into swimming pool. No, today I will not do that. Why? Because Today I was killed be a drunk driver while I was helping push a disabled car off the highway. Today I was was shot and killed during a routine traffic stop to simply tell someone that they has taillight out. Today I was killed in traffic accident rushing to help a citizen. Today I was shot and killed serving a warrant on a know drug dealer. Today I was killed be a man when I came by to do a welfare check because his family was to busy. Today I was killed trying to stop a bank robbery or a grocery store robbery. Today I was killed doing my job.

A chaplain and a officer will go to a house and tell a mom and dad or a wife or husband or mother or father I won’t be coming home today. The flags at many police stations were flown at half-mast but most people won’t know why. There will be a funeral and my fellow officers will come, a twenty-one-gun salute will be given, and taps will be played as I am laid to rest my name will be put on a plaque , on a wall , in a building, in a city somewhere. A folded flag will be placed on a mantel or a bookcase in a home somewhere and a family will morn.

There will be no cries for justices. There will be no riots in the streets. There will be no officers marching , screaming “no justice, no peace.” No citizens will scream that something must be done. No windows will be smashed, no cars burned , no stones thrown,no names called. Only someone crying themselves to sleep tonight will be the only sign that I was cared about.
I was a police officer

Kaitlyn Lengel

May 29, 2019

Rest in peace Sergeant Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 3, 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

August 30, 2018

Rest In Peace Brother in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

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

July 7, 2018

Rest in peace.

Lieutenant Ray Flores
NYPD (retired)

July 7, 2018

Senior Corporal Smith,
It broke our hearts to hear what happened. Our family had the great pleasure of meeting your daughters, whom I know you were so proud of. Our family still prays for them at night and we have a memorial tree out in front of our house broadcasting a memorial and officers from Texas who have lost their lives since 2016. It will remain up until there are no more killing of innocent lives. RIP. Hopefully I will meet you one day.

Civillian Bethany Boyce
Carrollton Texas

December 22, 2017

Thinking of you, your family and fellow officers. As a former DPD P.O., DPD is always in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you and your family.

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

July 7, 2017

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

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

July 7, 2017

To the family, friends and colleagues of Sgt. Smith: On this 1 year Anniversary of such a tragic loss, please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank You for your sacrifice. We will never forget this HERO! God Bless you all.

- Allie Supporter of Law Enforcement
Wife of Corrections Deputy

July 7, 2017

Rest in Peace.

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

July 7, 2017

Dear Sgt. Smith,
Although we only knew each other for a short time, it was a pleasure to work for you every day. Thank you for taking me under your wing. You have made me a better officer. I will never forget seeing you just hours before you were taken from us. We have lost a leader, a mentor, a friend, and brother. My heart goes out to your wife and daughters. They will always have a family with us. I still miss your presence when I go to the station. We all do. You are an irreplaceable human, and it was an honor to know someone so brave as to make the ultimate sacrifice.
Until we meet again.

Police Officer
Dallas Police Department

December 9, 2016

Réquiem ætérnam dona ei Dómine; et lux perpétua lúceat ei. Requiéscat in pace. Amen.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord; and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.

Keeping you and your family in my prayers sir.

Anonymous
Citizen of Dallas

November 21, 2016

I'm sorry Mike. You were a great cop and a great supervisor. There is an entire department that misses you. You were near the end of your career and should be preparing to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. But that won't happen. I hate it. The rage of all of your deaths sometimes takes over the sorrow.

Lieutenant Michael Magiera
Dallas Police Department

November 7, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

October 6, 2016

Gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace, brother.

PO 10738
DPD

September 28, 2016

Dear Mike:

Thank you for your sacrifice, and I, like every other DECENT law abiding American, am sickened by the horror and the malicious attack on Dallas Police Officers and officers everywhere.

Those of you who hate law enforcement, two things;

Do you recall September 11, 2001? Have you forgotten the 78 police officers that died that day, rescuing people from burning buildings? Are you aware that there was no hesitation on your part to take the aid they offered, without regard to color, religion or gender?

Have you ever listened to the wails of widows and orphaned kids of fallen officers, or attended their funerals? Maybe, just maybe, if you did, you might just realize that police officers are NOT the monsters that the media, in it's obvious slant for truth and in the name of selling air time, but rather loving and caring men and women who are willing to trade their life for yours, to keep you safe. Would you do that? I doubt it.

Mike, you are one of America's Heroes, and like our heroes, who will not be forgotten, and the sacrifice your family has to make, will not be forgotten as well. As you patrol the streets of Heaven with my idol, Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippet, the man whose sacrifice inspired me to become a police officer, know you are always a member of the greatest fraternity of earth.

Rest in peace, my brother. We have the watch and the "Thin Blue Line" has survived.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

September 28, 2016

I miss my friend. See you on the other side Mike.

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.

by Mary Elizabeth Frye

A brother.
DPD

September 19, 2016

I still laugh at our last call we had together where you came to cover. Your leadership, and dry sense of humor will be forever remembered. Rest easy, Sir.

P.O. Waddle 10652
Dallas Police

September 11, 2016

To all my former DPD friends- Miss you all. God bless you. Our hearts and prayers to all the fallen DPD and DART officers.

Diane Upchurch
Special Agent-in-Charge
FBI Little Rock

August 11, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Sergeant Michael Joseph Smith and the extended law enforcement family of the Dallas Police Department, Texas.

End of Watch: Thursday, July 7, 2016

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, But tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Chief Joe Morbitzer
Westerville, Ohio Division of Police

July 19, 2016

Rest in Peace brother.

"Blue Lives Matter"

Steve Van Slyke, retired Officer
El Cajon Police Department

July 18, 2016

RIP brother Michael.

May God bless and be with your family, co-workers and friends at this very difficult time.

Investigator D. Bevenour
Gettysburg Police Department

July 18, 2016

"My Brother"

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was idealistic and believed he could make a difference.
He was immensely proud of the uniform and the badge and what they represent.
He felt privileged to be of service to his department, his community and to his country.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was friendly, courteous, and polite, yet firm.
He laughed and joked, but was serious when necessary.
He was competent, trained, and professional.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He had a strong sense of right and wrong and became
frustrated when true justice became sidetracked.
He felt the sharp criticism that goes with the job, but he
never wavered.
He stood by and for his fellow officers.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He longed for his family during the long hours.
He worried about them during his shifts and the lonely
weekends, holidays and midnights when they were apart.
He felt guilty about the lost time, but knew his calling
and prayed they would understand.

He was a cop.

Although I never met him, I knew him.
He was a good son, a loving husband, and a devoted father.
He was dedicated to the profession and cared about the
people he served.
He wanted to do the best job that he could and strived to
be the best he could be.
He was a good citizen and a good neighbor.

He was a cop.

Yes, I did know him.
He was a cop, he was my Brother.

Rest easy Brother Smith, we have the watch...



”I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
---Isaiah 6:8

You answered the call and made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest easy in God's kingdom and watch over us as we continue the battle here on earth!!!

Police Officer
Seattle Police Department

July 18, 2016

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