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

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

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 Jody's 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 25, 2016

Rest In Peace

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

December 24, 2016

May God be with the family and friends of Officer Jody Smith. Thank you sir for the protection you provided the State of GA. Rest my brother.

Lieutenant Cedric Smith
Mississippi Department of Corrections-Institutions

December 22, 2016

Rest in peace, sir. My prayers for you and your family.

Public Safety Officer A.M
UHA

December 21, 2016

We lost two great HEROS.. My paryers go out to their brothers sisters

Sergeant James Every
Ingham County Sheriffs Office Mi

December 19, 2016

My deepest condolences. Rest in peace Officer Smith. Prayers to your family.

Jennifer D. Hartman
Senior Probation Officer
Berrien County Trial Court
St. Joseph, MI 49085

December 19, 2016

My condolences to the family and friends of Public Safety Officer Jody Carl Smith. Losing someone so close to us is very difficult. May all who are touched from this loss read Revelation 21:3-4. It is comforting to know God will soon remove everything that causes tears of sorrow. Imagine death, pain and suffering being done away. Only tears of joy when we welcome our loved ones back to a paradise earth. What a joy it will be to experience this promise. Once again my condolences.

Cpl. William Stanback (Retired)
Pennsylvania State Police

December 19, 2016

It was an honor to have worked with you Jody. I want you to know that the ultimate sacrifice that you and Ofc. Smarr gave has touched even the most hardened of hearts not only in this community, not only in this state, but around this nation. You always stepped forward when the calls came out. You are a true hero and we will never forget you and what you stood proud for.
On behalf of the Americus Police Department, thank you for your dedicated service to this community!
We got your watch from here brother!

Sergeant Eric English
Americus Police Department

December 19, 2016

R.I.P. BROTHER Smith!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

December 18, 2016

RIP brother! God has you now!

Lieutenant Ray Waters
Pitt County Sheriff Office, NC

December 17, 2016

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

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

December 16, 2016

To the family of Public Safety Officer Jody Carl Smith, friends, Director Mike Tracy and the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Public Safety. You are uplifted in thoughts and prayers. May God comfort, hold you close and give you peace. Thank you for your service. John 15:13 / Matthew 5:9

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

December 15, 2016

Amazing story of friendship and brotherhood. RIP officers. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Nebraska 9815 Terri Van H
Rock County Sheriff's Office

December 15, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

December 15, 2016

My deepest condolences and prayers go out the families, friends and co-workers of these fine officers.

David L. Stevens-Chief
Jacksonville Sheriff's Office-Retired

December 14, 2016

I am an officer in Georgia and I didn't know Nick did CPR on Jody until he fell. My God what true brothers. God Bless you two...

Deputy A. Kemper
Clayton County SO K-9

December 14, 2016

The selfless act of two great officers has been heart felt up here in the Washington, D.C. area. Our deepest condolences and prayers for comfort and healing for their friends and families.

"Rest In Heaven Brothers"

Sergeant KevinWiggins
Naval District Washington Police Dept. Washington Navy Yard, DC

December 14, 2016

Two great men, taken from us by an act of selfishness. RIP brothers, and take your place in Heaven. We have the watch from here.

Detective Scott Bruinsma
Orange County Sheriff's Office, Florida

December 14, 2016

Rest in peace brothers. You shined in life for many people and in death I am sure heaven will be a lot better for it. God speed as you now patrol the streets of gold. My sincere condolences to your families and to your department.

OFC TERRY F. ZECH (RET)
VETERAN AFFAIRS POLICE DEPT, DETROIT MICHIGAN

December 14, 2016

Rest in Peace brother. Your legacy will live on. You will never be forgotten.

SPO Greg Salvodon
Hackensack P.D. 763

December 13, 2016

I'm so extremely sorry for the loss of this officer and every other officer that are doing the jobs that they L❤️VE in life. I thank you from the bottom of my heart and appreciate your dedication to being there for everyone by being a Police Officer. #NeverForget

Civilian Kelly Daher
None

December 13, 2016

God Bless You and rest is peace. End of watch

Elias Casanas-Suwanee Police-Retired
Blue Knights Gwinnet BKGAXVI

December 13, 2016

Rest in peace Officer Smith. I ask Our Heavenly Father to comfort and watch over your family, friends and the Georgia Southwestern State University Department of Public Safety. Thank you for your dedication and service. God's speed brother.

Chief Jack Cavanaugh
Lee County Port Authority Police Department

December 13, 2016

These two fine young men gave their lives, but in turn have brought a community together. Off. Smith also was an organ donor and seven other people will have better lives because of his sacrifice even after leaving this world.

JK
Citizen

December 13, 2016

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