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

May their souls rest in peace...

Sam Leigh (Former Federal Police Officer, PFPA)

December 13, 2016

God bless their families during this time.

Lieutenant Thomas Galliher
Washington County Va

December 13, 2016

Rest in Peace, Public Safety Officer Jody Smith. Thank you for your service to this country and your community. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and your department at this time.

Chief Reuben C. Black
Barnwell Police Dept., Barnwell, SC

December 12, 2016

The officers and members of the McDonough Police Department join in extending our Heartfelt Sympathy to the family members and departments of Officer Smarr and Officer Smith. God Bless you.

Chief Preston Dorsey
McDonough Police Department

December 12, 2016

Rest in peace Brother. We have the watch from here. May God Bless your family and friends.


December 12, 2016

Our deepest condolences to the departments and families of these two fine officers. They will not be forgotten and their service lives on. Thank you men for serving this honored profession in a way that makes us all proud. God bless.

Chief David J Ellis
Carson City PD, Michigan

December 12, 2016

My daughter attends GSW University, and I am honored by the efforts of these officers and many more that protect our children while away from home. You are a blessing to us all.

Kevin Johnson
Chief of EMS
Procare Ambulance

35 year public safety veteran

Honored by your service

God Bless You

Kevin Johnson
Procare EMS

December 12, 2016

On behalf of Session 61 and the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Schenectady NY, our thoughts and prayers are with your department and family.

We thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Session 61
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Schenectady NY

December 11, 2016

It is the reason why I love and care for my brothers and Sisters in blue. Friendship and Heroism. True testimonial.

Miami Fire Rescue ( Ret ) Rafael Iglesia
Miami Fire Rescue

December 11, 2016

What a great Police Department in America. Thank both of you for your service. I was Chief of Police in Montezuma , Ga in the 70's. this was especially hard to deal with. Even though I did not know these two fine Officers. Your killer is where he belongs . Burning in hell forever. Rest In Peace.

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point , Ga P.D.

December 11, 2016

Demonstration of true hero's and friends. Thank you for your service and may God bless and hold you both.

Constable James Cox
Pennsylvania state constable

December 11, 2016

I did not know you but you are clearly a hero with a heart of gold. Georgia has lost a good man and peace officer. God bless your family and I know that you are again with your best friend in heaven.

Chief of EMS Operations (Retired) Daniel
Medina Life Support Team

December 11, 2016

Prayers for Officer Smith's family! Rest in peace sir!

Lafayette County AR. Sheriff's Office

December 11, 2016

God bless you Officer Jody Smith for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family and to your brothers and sisters of the Georgia Southwestern State University Police Department. Rest In Peace Brother, we have the watch now.

Officer Jim Drabos
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

December 11, 2016

For Officer Nicholas Smarr & Officer Jody Smith:

Any time the law-officer is called to a domestic complaint the potential for surprise and quick violence exists from the moment of arrival to the scene. Training and experience are valuable, but things can happen rapidly and true preparation is limited to how quick one can act - if at all. Our risk is great and condemnation and criticism is restricted to those who are unthinking, ignorant or without enough courage to demonstrate in a uniform what they might spew about to or about others.
Our brothers Officer Jody Smith and Officer Ryan Smarr died at the hands of a creep and a villain, but they did so protecting others and each is worthy of being honored a hero.
We regret this incident had to occur, however it is a situation that has repeated itself for time immemorial. Sadly, it will happen again. Our best protection is vigilance and learning from others - high-risk is our lot. We accept it. As soldiers, and soldiers-of-the-law, we forge on.

We are proud to render a final salute to two of Georgia's finest, Officer Nicholas Smarr & Officer Jody Smith.

Ralph Fiorenza
Pennsylvania State Police

December 11, 2016

Officer Smith, we all hoped and prayed you would make it. Tragic and infuriating that one Officer was taken in this incident and we hoped it wouldn't be two. Now I see you have also passed on. You have also left a void that can never be filled. All who are near and dear to you are truly in our prayers and I know they will forever keep you in their hearts and minds.

God Bless, Brother and may you Rest in Peace.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Dept.

December 11, 2016

Rest In Peace brother.

Corporal (Retired) Glenn Elliott
Temple Police Department--Temple,Tx

December 10, 2016

A true story about real friendship and heroism. This story touching me so much! It's heartbreaking! :'( RIP Officer Smarr and Officer Smith! :'( Gone but not forgotten!

Civilian Andreas Schönhofen
from Germany

December 10, 2016

Rest in peace.

Sgt. Jim Russo

December 10, 2016

There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.  John 15:13

Mother of an U.S Army M.P. Julie Schmidt
Citizen of USA

December 10, 2016

RIP Trooper. May God be with your Family and loved ones. Rest easy now.

Officer Steven Austin
Lawrence TWP P.D. (NJ)

December 10, 2016

Very tragic. My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Smith and to the Members of the Georgia Southwesterm State Ubiversity Department of Public Safety. God Bless you Officer Smith. Thank you for your service . Rest in Peace.

Retired Leiut. Armen L. Hagopian
Highland Park, Michigan Public Safety (Police ) Dept.

December 10, 2016

Very sad day for all. May God bring comfort to the family of this courageous young man.

Lt. J. Donley
Cherokee Sheriff's Office

December 10, 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 10, 2016


Minister Raymond BROWN .
Park Road Baptist Church

December 10, 2016

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