Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Public Safety Officer Jody Carl Smith

Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Public Safety, Georgia

End of Watch Thursday, December 8, 2016

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Reflections for Public Safety Officer Jody Carl Smith

God bless your sacrifice and thank you for your service brother.

Thank you for your service and for the ultimate sacrifice so that your community can feel & be safe for another night.

July 22, 2019

I was so broken hearted for these two young men and their families, when this occurred. I was horrified, because my own child had just recently moved from the same apartment complex, where this happened. I followed the story, praying for Jody, that he would have a miraculous recovery, and realized later, he did. He is totally healed, and walking a beat in heaven, with his life-long friend, Nick, who tried to save his life. If that is not the epitome of selfless character, displayed by these young men, I do not understand what is. May your families always be embraced with peace and love. Rest well gentlemen. May we all live up to the fine example of character, you have shown.

A Grateful mother
and resident of Georgia

July 3, 2019

I saw an episode of Body Cam on tv, a show that recounts officers calls caught on their body cameras. I was tremendously touched by your story and the one of your friend and colleague Officer Smarr. The bravery you displayed and courage will never be forgotten. You will always be recognized as a hero. May you forever rest in peace.

Anonymous citizen

December 16, 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

One year later, we remember your service and sacrifice. Rest in peace to a true hero.

Andrew Escalona

December 8, 2017

Remembering you today sir. You are not forgotten.

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

December 8, 2017

Jody's badge number was GSW 310 however he was best know as a Sumter County Deputy. Badge number SO 295, His mother "Sharron's" badge number is SO 294.

Paul H Johnson
Step Father proud to call him my

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 Smith, it's apparent from the words of respect and love in the reflections left here, that you were a very special person and a tremendous officer. Your courage, loyalty and commitment will stay alive and strong in the hearts of dedicated law enforcement officers everywhere.

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

March 17, 2017

Jody,

When I think of you, a few words come to mind: compassion and selflessness. I knew you for only a short while, but that's all any of us really have here on God's Earth. You are one of the people that make us truly better for having known someone like you. I still remember when you called me "Uncle Richard" when you visited with us years ago. Unconditional love is what you offered the world, and know that it continues to return to you even on this day.

Son, you will not be forgotten and while you are no doubt with Father God, no longer worried with the meanness of this world, a part of you will continue to live here in all of us that knew you, as well as your brothers that continue to serve.

Thank you for being you and to all the families and friends that have lost someone serving to protect us, thank you. I don't know you all, but may Father God continue to watch over and keep you and your families.

Dr. Richard Tatum
Friend

January 20, 2017

Jody,
Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. You and Nick truly are heroes and I will never forget either of you. During the manhunt for the piece of filth responsible for this I met some more of our brothers who spoke the world of you and Nick. I never met Nick but if he was your best friend then I can only imagine the caliber of person he was. I will always remember your smile and care free attitude. Even as I type this, I still hurt for your blood family.

Don't worry brother we will handle it from here.

Sgt. Matt Pearce
Lee County Sheriff's Office (GA)

January 20, 2017

Rest in Peace.

Lt. (ret.) Ray Flores
N.Y.P.D.

January 11, 2017

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time. Your service and ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

ASAC, Thomas H. Kelly Jr.
Federal Air Marshal Service

January 10, 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

Rest in peace ....

chief of police
Gallitzin Borough Police Dept. (pa)

January 7, 2017

God Bless and Godspeed.

Lisa B
GEORGIA CIVILIAN LEO SUPPORTER

January 4, 2017

Rest in peace Officer.

Officer A.Dumas
Bishop State Campus Police ,Mobile,AL.

January 3, 2017

This is another sad incident, my condolences to Officer Smith's parents and to his fiancée. May Jody Carl Smith soul rest in Heaven where he belongs. May Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr soul also rest in Heaven where he too belongs.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police

January 3, 2017

Rest In Peace Brother. Thanks for your service. Please keep an eye on those still serving. Your our guardian angel.

David McLemore Senior Trooper (Ret)
Georgia State Patrol

January 2, 2017

Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue. Prayers out to all of your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless.

Former Jail Officer/Deputy
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

December 31, 2016

I am so very sorry and cannot understand all the violence in this world. You are a hero and I pray for you and your family. God bless you!
Mother and mother in law of Deputy Sheriffs in Ca.

Betty reyes
Citizen

December 29, 2016

I'm so very sorry.

Jamie Hamlett
Sister to Charles Callemyn EOW 2/17/2007

December 28, 2016

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Public Safety Officer Jody Carl Smith and the extended law enforcement family of the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Public Safety, Georgia

End of Watch: Thursday, December 8, 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

December 27, 2016

Grew up in the back yard with you. Gone but never forgotten and memories are forever.

MA2 (AW) Quinn Conley
United States Navy

December 26, 2016

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