Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr

Americus Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr

"Somebody killed a policeman today,
And a part of America died.
A piece of our country he swore to protect
Will be buried with him at his side.
The suspect who shot him will stand up in court,
With counsel demanding his rights,
While a young widowed mother must work for her kids
And spend alone many long nights.
The beat that he walked was a battlefield, too,
Just as if he'd gone off to war.
Though the flag of our nation won't fly at half mast,
To his name they will add a gold star.
Yes, somebody killed a policeman today,
It happened in your town or mine.
While we slept in comfort behind our locked doors,
A cop put his life on the line.
Now, his ghost walks a beat on a dark city street,
And he stands at each new rookie's side.
He answered the call and gave us his all,
And a part of America died."

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E.C.Proft Chief Criminal Deputy (Retired)
Island County Sheriff's Office

October 4, 2022

Officer Nicholas Ryan Snarr will never ever be forgotten. Thank you for your service. RIP sir.

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

August 1, 2022

Officer Smarr, I met your parents on the subway during Police Week in D.C. in 2017. When your father told me that he had lost his son the previous year, and that you were at your best friend's side when it happened, I told him that I knew of your story, and that I felt that you were truly a hero. Speaking to your father, I think he realized that if a complete stranger from a thousand miles away knew of the story of your death, that you would truly never be forgotten by your brothers and sisters in blue. It was an honor spending those few minutes with your family, and talking about you, and a memory that I will carry with me forever. Ever since that night, I have added your name to the list of too many friends whose names I search out on the walls when I visit the memorial to render a salute and pay my respects. Rest Easy Hero. You are not forgotten!

Sergeant Jason R. Larochelle
Fremont NH Police Department

July 7, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Smarr.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

December 12, 2019

Just watched this story on PD Cam. So unbelievably tragic and sad. R. I. P. Hero.


June 7, 2019

So very sorry.

Ofc Mike Mitin
Millington Mi

April 1, 2019

So very sorry.

Ofc Mike Mitin
Millington Mi

April 1, 2019

Officer Smarr, I missed sending my condolences back in 2016 but I know in my heart that you served our country with honor, and esprit de corps as a United States Marine. I also know that you served the Americus Police Department with distinction, valor, and honor as well. Semper Fi, Marine.

Patrick E Libby
USMC, Retired

December 13, 2018

Smalls, you helped me get to where I am today.
And for that I'll be forever grateful - you live on in the hearts of all the people you touched.
Jody couldn't have had a better friend.
Miss you.

Meghan K

September 21, 2018

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, Ofc Smarr. It is despicable and sad that your honorable life was taken by someone who should not have been out of prison on parole. As a Correctional Officer I have witness numerous problematic inmates who have been released on parole status from state prisons and county work camps. All they have to do is pretend to be a good inmate to supervisors and higher in their respective correctional facility. It is a problem the State of Georgia could fix, but won't.

Ofc Robert Washington
Americus, Georgia Correctional Officer

December 25, 2017

Remembering you Sir. You are not forgotten.

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

December 8, 2017

Thank you for your service. May you rest in piece.

Antonia Vainieri

December 7, 2017

In my criminal justice class we are showing respect to fallen police officers through this website. Thank you so much for your service, you are in my thoughts and prayers.


December 7, 2017

I spoke to your sister yesterday and your dad today... they are so proud of you. I was part of the honor guard at your funeral... I remember standing there, lining the hallways as you passed us and then your family. That was one of the biggest honors of my career. You are missed... and you are NOT forgotten. Rest easy brother.


September 1, 2017

Smarr was a good friend of mine. He was a genuine man and a stellar Marine. It's not often you find real men in the world today but Smarr was truly a stand-up guy. When I got the news I couldn't believe it. Even to the very end, he was a selfless warrior. Smarr, I knew you as a Marine and more importantly as a friend. Semper Fidelis brother, your everyday actions gave me faith and still do.

SN Hamblen

August 12, 2017

Thank you for your service I'm becoming a police office because of you . Godspeed

Student in criminal justice Max Maultsby

April 24, 2017

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 FrankKapusta
Mohawk PD

March 30, 2017

Officer Smarr, the lines from the Denver Police Department memorial fit you perfectly, "When duty called, there was no thought, but answer." Your spirit and love for others will live on forever and your name and actions will be monuments to your valor.

Tina Lewis Rowe Captain, Denver Police Department (ret.)U.S. Marshal, Colorado (ret.)

March 16, 2017

I miss you everyday. You will forever be our Hero. Rest well little Brother. I love you.

Sister Chesley Smarr

March 7, 2017

My heartfelt Condolences to Your Family and Department.Thank You For Your Service.Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven Cannot Heal. Fly High My Brother In Blue. Your Job Here On Earth is Done.

Deputy Regena Pellerin
Lafayette Parish Sheriff Dept

January 9, 2017

A real "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 PD, NY

January 8, 2017

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B

January 4, 2017

Rest In Peace and thank you for your service brother. I will miss you. Keep a watch on those still serving. You are our guardian angel.

David McLemore Senior Trooper (Ret)
Georgia State Patrol

January 2, 2017

We are so saddened by the news of death of Officer Smarr and we send our deepest sympathy to his family, friends and co-workers. May the peace of God be your strength in the days ahead.

Chaplain James Gysel
Calhoun County Michigan Sheriff's Office

January 2, 2017

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