Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer II Michael Wayne Smith

Henry County Police Department, Georgia

End of Watch Friday, December 28, 2018

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Reflections for Police Officer II Michael Wayne Smith

On behalf of Moms Back the Blue of the St. Louis County Police Family Association, we offer our heartfelt condolences to the family (blood and blue) and friends of Officer Smith.
We will be forever indebted to you for your selfless service and sacrifice.
Always Honored; Never Forgotten

Proud Moms from
Moms Back the Blue of the
St. Louis County Police Family Association

January 3, 2019

R.I.P. BROTHER Smith!!!

Nebraska Police Officer

January 3, 2019

My heart goes out to all the people affected by this tragic incident. That little boy will have to grow up without his dad because somebody wouldn't leave an office without a fight. How ridiculous.

Teddy Carr
Retired Correctional Officer, Texas and Colorado

January 3, 2019

Officer Smith, you valiantly held on for several days and I admire you for your fight. How tragic it is that anyone should lose their life needlessly, but yours was taken due to the actions of a madman, who thanks to your hard fight, will never hurt another human being again. You are truly a hero, Brother.

May God Bless you and may you forever Rest in Peace. May also, those who knew and loved you best, keep you eternally in their hearts and prayers so that you will never truly be gone.

Ptl. Jim Leahy, Jr.
Harvard University Police Department

January 3, 2019

Officer Smith, my heart goes out to your wife and young son over the loss of their husband and father. I, too, lost my father at a young age, and I know how difficult growing up was like without someone to look up to. But I grew up fine, thanks to my faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. So do not worry about your boy. He will be fine, our Lord will watch over him. May you rest in the peace of our Lord, and may He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

January 2, 2019

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray Psalm 91 over all LEO’s and this prayer also:

“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.”

I know that God sends those angels to watch over our officers, sometimes to protect them and sometimes to whisk our officers into His presence.

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 seven years. I pray that Michael's life and death will bring glory to God.

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

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

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

January 2, 2019

Rest in peace Brother.

Lieutenant Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

January 2, 2019

May u sleep sound and may the Lord give the strength to ur brothers n sisters in blue to protect ur family. We all got ur back.

NYPD Sergeant Edwin Simon

January 2, 2019

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A, Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

January 2, 2019

My deepest condolences to the family of Officer Michael Wayne Smith. May God bless his family and may his soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

January 2, 2019

We offer our prayers and condolences to the family of Officer Smith and to his department. It is our prayer that God takes you in his hand and helps you through this terrible time.

Chief Larry Callahan
East Ellijay Police Dept.

January 1, 2019

Rest in Peace Officer Smith. Thanks for your Service.
My Prayers to your Family both Blood and Blue.

Deputy Terri Albright, #668
DuPage County Sheriff's Office

January 1, 2019

To the colleages of Police Officer Michael Wayne Smith, please be assured of our constant prayers for your safety & protection as you continue undaunted, at every shift, to restrain what is lawless & evil - May you all find the courage to continue & prove comfort from our Savior God

And to his dear wife... in this time of such grief & sorrow, we pray you will find comfort in knowing that our Lord Jesus himself said

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted" (St.Matt. 5 v.4)

and our hearts go out to you as you care for your dear child, & may you prove His comfort in your grief, as He knew sorrow like none other:

"Jesus wept". (John 11 v.35)

but.... blessed hope!! He has already broken the power of death!!

"Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection and the life". (John 11 v.25)

"Where, O death, [is] thy sting? where, O death, thy victory?" (1 Cor. 15 v. 55)

Alec J Rendell

January 1, 2019

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Officer Smith during this time of tragic and sudden loss.

Deputy Donnie Meaders (retired)
Okfuskee County Sheriff's Office (OK)

January 1, 2019

Survivors of the Shield NYPD honors and remembers the life and service of Police Officer Michael Wayne Smith

Susan McCormack
NYPD Survivors of the Shield

January 1, 2019

May God bless you with entry into Heaven. God bless your family, many friends and brothers and sisters of your patrol family.

God bless,

Herbert Daniel Johnson Jr.

Son of Fallen Police Officer-
Herbert Daniel Johnson
Bogart, Ga. Oconee Co.

EOW: 12-07-1977

Herbert Daniel Johnson Jr

December 31, 2018

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Officer Smith and the Henry County Police Department during this time. Thank you, Officer Smith, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

December 31, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer II, Michael Wayne Smith, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

December 31, 2018

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.

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

December 31, 2018

On behalf of the Westerville, Ohio Division of Police, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Police Officer II Michael Smith and the extended law enforcement family of the Henry County Police Department, Georgia.

End of Watch Friday, December 28, 2018.

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

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 31, 2018

Thank you for your service and sacrifice to your country and community. Rest in peace brother.

Deputy Sheriff Cameron Foister
Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Tennessee

December 31, 2018

Rest In Peace brother.

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

December 31, 2018

I am saddened by the loss and want your family and brothers & sisters in blue to know that we support you all! May God bless you and welcome you with open arms. May your family find solace in the lives you saved by just doing your job. And May the people of this nation recognize that there are too few like you. Rest In Peace.

Reverend M King

December 31, 2018

On behalf of POINT 27, we would like to offer condolences for Officer Michael Smith. Please know we are eternally grateful for Michael’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Officer Smith, POINT 27 sent 27 Thin Blue Line Dog Tag Necklaces, engraved with “Blessed are the Peacemakers for they will be called children of God” Matthew 5:9, to the Henry County Police Department for Michael’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent Folded Flag Necklaces engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Officer Smith’s family.

POINT 27 is a Non-Profit organization with a mission to strengthen and encourage members of the Armed Forces, First Responders, and their families, by sharing scripture on Dog Tags and Jewelry called Shields of Strength.

We will never forget and we are forever grateful.


Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired

Jerry M. Rhodes
Detective, Dallas Police Department Retired
Law Enforcement Outreach

Jerry M. Rhodes
Dallas Police Department (retired)

December 30, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with your department, family, and friends. Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Albany Police Academy Session 3
Albany Police Department, Albany NY

December 30, 2018

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