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

Rest in Peace Officer Smith. may the Lord grant peace to your family, friends and coworkers in this time of sorrow.

Parole Supervisor Howard C. Wykes
Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections

December 9, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Jody.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

December 9, 2016

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli
NYPD-108 pct

December 9, 2016

This has been a very sad couple of days for all of us. These two young men left their homes that morning (like most of us) to serve their community not knowing they wouldn't be returning at the end of their shift. As a mother, a law enforcement sister, and a person, I feel the pain as if it had been my own child, l.e. brother, etc. God help us all to be able to go home at the end of our shifts because there are so many people that just don't care anymore and have no self respect as well as respect for others. Our goal each day is to serve and protect, not to have our lives taken away or to take someone's life. Again, that's the goal and the plan but God always has His plan and though it may not seem fair sometimes, we can't argue with what He thinks it's best. His timing is something we can't question but it sure does hurt when things like this happen. Thank you Ofc Smarr and Ofc Smith for your service God bless you both.

Lee County Sheriff's Office

December 9, 2016

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

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

December 9, 2016

Rest in peace Brother

Deputy Dunlap(ret)
Dallas Marshal's Tx

December 9, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Public Safety.

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

December 9, 2016

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired

Retired Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriffs Office

December 9, 2016

To the family of Officer Jody Smith, Director Mike Tracy and the family at the GSSU Department of Safety: I am saddened again to read that a hero has died in the line of duty. In my prayers, I commend his soul to God and pray for your comfort and peace, as well as a divine enablement to bear the tremendous grief you now now. May God's grace sustain in the weeks and months ahead. Be assured that there are hundreds of people praying for you. May Officer Smith rest in peace.

Senior Chaplain Mark Campbell
Morristown, Tennessee Police Department

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Rest In Peace...

Syracuse Police Dept, NY

December 9, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Smith!
You will not be forgotten!

Willie Bell Hopewell VA!
Friend Of All Law Enforcement Officers!

December 9, 2016

Very sorry for this. Condolences to Family, Friends, and fellow employees.

Retired PO Mark Carpenter
Nassau Bay Police Department

December 9, 2016

It is another senseless death, So much violence towards police doing their jobs in protecting and serving there areas. My prayers go out to the family,friends and police departments. THEY ARE HEROS. (John 3:16)

Patrolman David M. Morgan
Linesville Police Department, Pa.

December 9, 2016

The Albany Police Academy Session 1 sends its deepest condolences to the Smith Family and the GSSU Public Safety Department. Rest in Peace Officer Jody Smith.

Albany Police Academy Session 1
Albany Police Department

December 9, 2016

Officer Smith, I pray for the repose of your soul and comfort and consolation for those you left behind. May our Lord immerse you in His Divine Mercy and may the angels and saints welcome you as one of them.

Jess Espinosa

December 9, 2016

Thank' for your service my brother. Reast in peace.

2° Sgt Esio Bianchini
Polícia Militar do Paraná - Brasil

December 9, 2016

Another tragic,violent, senseless death of an officer.
Thank you for your service and making the ultimate sacrifice.
You are a hero. Prayers and condolences for the family.
Rest in Peace brother.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

December 9, 2016

Final Salute Officer Smith, thank you for your service. You are a hero. Rest peacefully in the presence of God. We are praying for the family and fellow officers.

Former Patrol Sergeant
Johnny Allison
Wylie TX Police Dept

December 9, 2016

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Public Safety. Rest in Peace Brother.


December 9, 2016

My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

NYC Correction officer Edwin Rivera (R

December 9, 2016

Oh no.....I am so sorry for your loss. This is heartbreaking. So young, along with Officer Smarr. My goodness, my sincerest condolences to the families at this difficult time. "Rest easy, we've got it from here....."

Nancy A. Richards
Aux. LEO (ret), MI

December 9, 2016

With saddened hearts. Officer Jody Smith has gone 10-42...
thank you for your services you will be missed but not forgotten.

James Hallgrimson Blue Steel Security Officer

December 9, 2016

Officer Smith, may you rest in peace. You will never be forotten.

Richard T Eckert
[email protected]

December 9, 2016

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