Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Sheriff Daryl Wayne Smallwood

Peach County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Tuesday, November 8, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff Daryl Wayne Smallwood

I’m praying for your family and coworkers. Thank you for your service. Rest In Peace

Maxine, mother of
Deputy Josh Rutherford EOW 5/29/03

September 28, 2022

Rest Easy Sir.

Grateful Citizen

June 28, 2022

Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Smallwood.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 30, 2021

I just wanted to make things right as it is a matter of respect to get all the informations right:

Both the sergeant and the deputy were not shot while they were walking down the driveway, they were shot after they had a little chat with the suspect and told him he was under arrest.

After being told that he was under arrest the suspect replied "no I am not" and began to walk backwards pulling out a handgun.

The deputy made the fatal mistake of trying to prevent that with his bare hands instead of pulling the weapon on his own.

After both officers were shot the suspect retrieved an AR 15 style rifle from his home and took cover behind the patrol car, next to the officers he just shot.

As he got shot by other officers he surrendered right away.

I came here to maybe get more insight on this story but to see that it is stated totally false on this page makes me wondering how that happened...

Either way, here is the right story that you can also watch on the dashcam video on YouTube.

Stay safe everybody!

Deputy Johnson

October 15, 2021

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

Remembering you today Sir. You are not forgotten.

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

November 8, 2017

God's peace and speed Deputy Smallwood. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

December 17, 2016

R.I.P. my brother, I will never forget the good times we had in the academy. May god watch over your family during this difficult time.

Cpl. Greg Speights
Spalding Co. Sheriffs Office

December 10, 2016

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

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

December 8, 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

PTLM Frank Kapusta
Mohawk PD

November 24, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother

Captain Steve Yancey
Forest Hill Police Department, Texas

November 24, 2016

Thank you for your sacrifice and may your rest in peace.

Hon. Travis Bird
Spotsylvania Commonwealth's Attorney Office

November 23, 2016

Rest in Peace, Deputy Sheriff Daryl Smallwood. 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 C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

November 22, 2016

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends. Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P. Waggle

November 22, 2016

RIP Brother

Senior Deputy Sheriff Dave Zajac
Walton County Sheriff's office (GA)

November 22, 2016

To the family of Deputy Sheriff Daryl Smallwood, friends, Sheriff Terry W. Deese and the Peach County Sheriff's Office.
You are lifted up in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace now and always. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

Patrolman A.S. Batson
Cherry / O'Berry Police Department NC

November 21, 2016

I learned of your death the moment it happened. You and my mother were friends. I pray for you sir. I never got to meet you. Rest In Peace. I'm sorry I was unable to attend your funeral. I just want you to know I'm praying for you and your family. Rest in Peace.

Junior Explorer Hailey Howard
Leesburg,GA PD

November 20, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother! May God watch over and keep your family safe!

Police Officer A Guffey
Garner Police Department

November 20, 2016

So saddened to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

November 18, 2016


Lieutenant K.Tukes
Warwick Police Department

November 16, 2016

RIP my Brother, RIP.

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13

Your sacrifice was far too great.

Quinten Warren, Investigator
Alaska, Special Prosecutions, Medicaid Fraud

November 15, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

November 15, 2016

Please accept my deepest sympathies during your time of loss. Please know that I am here for you.

May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared, comfort you now and in the days ahead.

Sharing in your sorrow,

Sheriff Ezell Brown
Newton County Sheriff's Office

Sheriff Ezell Brown
Newton County Sheriff's Office

November 14, 2016

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

November 14, 2016

Not long ago, Daryl came to work at the Peach County Sheriff's Office. He had met my fellow Byron Police Department employee, Detective Melanie Bickford and they fell in love. Daryl and his two children immediately joined our family. Daryl joined the SWAT Team several months ago and was very excited to be apart of our team. He was like a kid on Christmas morning when I issued his gear to him. He never missed a training session and was usually at training before everyone else had arrived. Brother, just know that your girl and your children will be taken care of by your family here in earth. You and Patrick watch over us and protect us as we continue to hold the line.

Captain/SWAT Commander Bill Lavender
Byron, Georgia Police Department

November 14, 2016

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