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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

Dear Nicholas:

I don’t know what hurts more; the fact that such a young and good looking police officer is now dead at the hands of scum not worthy to breathe our air, or the fact that yet once again, our nation has lost another police officer, doing what ONLY we do best…Protect and Serve. As I write this, I have learned that the vermin responsible for this act of a coward, is no longer alive. (For the candle of the wicked shall be put out forever).

This “open season” on law enforcement officers MUST stop..but I fear it won’t receive the attention it deserves until 1201 P.M., January 20, 2017. Maybe then we can get REALLY serious about making the murder of a law enforcement officer a F E D E R A L crime, and not discuss it “over a few beers”.

Nicholas, thank you for your service and the fact that you did a job few people in this country will or can, do. And you did it with honor. I ask Almighty God above to spare your family an extended period of grief and help them heal. There is no worse pain in the world than for a parent to lose their child. I ask Almighty God to bless your Mom and thank her for making you the man you became, caring about others and willing to answer the cry of the wolf at the door.

This Christmas season, I am certain, will be especially painful and sad for your family. I hope they know that they are, and will be, in ALL our prayers, asking God’s love to pull them through. Though our sacred blue line has gotten thinner, the line has and will, hold. Rest in peace, we have the watch. You commitment to excellence has set the bar even higher for others to emulate.

I give to you, my late Dad’s words he gave to me upon my graduation from the Police Academy many years ago, words I hold sacred: “Above all else, honor”.

sgt. Ron Tomassi, (Retired)
Lake Mary Police, (Fl)

December 8, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Nicholas.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

December 8, 2016

Thank you for your commitment and service. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. Condolences to your fellow officers and family. No words can convey all of our sorrow in the LE community.

Sgt. Geoff Odom
Metropolitan Nashville Police Dept

December 8, 2016

Rest in peace brother.

Officer Kyle Groose
Laramie PD, WY

December 8, 2016

My heart goes out to the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Smarr. I used to live in Americus some years ago, and it breaks my heart to see this senseless violence invade the peacefullness of a town like Americus. God bless you for your service to others. RIP Officer Smarr.

Marshal Jim Uland
Leavenworth Police Department

December 8, 2016

"Blessed Are The Peacemakers"

Rest in peace Officer Nicholas Smarr.

Condolences to family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan / Ret.
City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

December 8, 2016

You made the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in Peace.

Probation Officer

December 8, 2016

Go with God my young brother. May God Bless and comfort your family and friends during this terrible time. We WILL make sure that your killer faces justice for this.

Motor Officer Jim Bragg (Ret.)
Greenville SC City Police Dept.

December 8, 2016

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the APD during this most difficult and tragic time....

Lt. Joseph Ward, ret
Jackson, NJ PD

December 8, 2016

May God Bless you with peace brother . May God comfort your loved ones and brothers . Your service will never be forgotten , you are a real American Hero .

Lieutenant Ron Mercado
Bridgeport CT

December 8, 2016

Rest In Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

December 8, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May the Lord comfort your family and fellow officers of the Americus Police Department during this very difficult time. Rest in Peace Sir.

K. Shipp, Special Agent
VA, Office of Inspector General-CID

December 8, 2016

My very deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Officer Smarr, as well as his brothers and sisters with the Americus Police Department. Way too many heroes being senselessly murdered. Rest in Peace brother.

Chief Deputy Steve Bennett
Iowa County (WI) Sheriff's Office

December 8, 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 your family to God every morning for over five years. I pray that Nicholas' life and death will bring glory to His name.

Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

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

December 8, 2016

Thank you for your service. Rest in Peace.

Amanda Merritt
Pea Ridge Police Department
Daughter of Sgt. William D Merritt, Macon PD Retired

December 8, 2016

God Speed, Brother.

Sgt. K. Murphy
Union PD, NJ

December 8, 2016

Blessed are the Peacemakers... May our Lord bring comfort and peace to the hearts of the family and friends of this officer, he was one of the few that answer the call to duty. RIP Hero.

Court Coordinator, Marc Brammer
El Paso County, Texas

December 8, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Officer Smarr and the Americus Police Department. May God Bless All Law Enforcement. RIP Brother.

Sgt. Fred Parker
Putnam County Sheriff's Dept., TN

December 8, 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

December 8, 2016

Rest in peace brother. You are a true hero.

Jamie Davis
Pittsylvania County sheriff's office

December 8, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Americus Police Department.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

December 8, 2016

Praying for God's peace and comfort for surviving family.

Chaplain Jesse C. White
Missouri State Highway Patrol

December 8, 2016

Officer Smarr, thank you sir for your service. Your killer has got to be caught and made to answer for his crimes. This coward cannot be allowed to walk upon this Earth as a free man again. The citizens of the Great State of Georgia are mourning their loss. We will keep your family and Department in our thoughts. Please watch over us as we carry on.

Sergeant William Foley
Chicago Ridge IL PD

December 8, 2016

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

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

December 8, 2016

Officer Nicholas, I will pray for the peace of your soul. Your reward in heaven will be great because at a young age, you have chosen a profession that you knew would put your life in constant danger. I thank you. May our Lord immerse you in His Divine Mercy.

Jess Espinosa

December 8, 2016

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