Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sheriff Pete Smith

Sumter County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

End of Watch Wednesday, October 14, 2020

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Reflections for Sheriff Pete Smith

The true measure of a person
is not found in the
might of their arm,
their wealth
or their power –
it is found in the strength
of their character.

There is no greater testimony to
ones character, than ones
willingness to sacrifice all,
in the noble quest of
providing protection to all
whom they serve.
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Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 10, 2020

Sheriff Smith,

Thank you for your sacrifice for our nation. May you be with the Lord and may he be with your family.

Det. Russ Cain
Pittsburgh PD

November 5, 2020

Rest in peace, Sheriff Smith. You deserve your divine reward.

May God comfort your family, friends, and fellow officers at this difficult time.

God bless and protect the Thin Blue Line that protects us all.

Private Citizen Kathryn Felts
Mother of & Family Member of Law Enforcement

November 1, 2020

My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Sheriff Pete Smith on your tragic loss. May our Lord give you all the strength and comfort during this difficult time. Thank you for your dedication and service to your community. Rest in peace Sheriff Pete Smith.

CBP Officer(retired) Luis Otero
DHS/Bureau Of Customs And Border Protection

November 1, 2020

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service. God's speed sir.

Lieutenant John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Conservation Warden & State Trooper (Retired)

October 31, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Sheriff Pete Smith, one of Sumter Counties finest. Rest in gods hands. Walking the thin Blue Line in front of you or beside you

Deputy Sheriff Henry Williams
Thomas County Sheriff’s Office

October 31, 2020

On behalf of the Kentucky Peace Officers' Association please accept our condolences on the passing of Sheriff Smith.

Chip Nowlin
President
Kentucky Peace Officers' Association

October 31, 2020

Sheriff Smith, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 29, 2020

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE GOD BLESS.

MIKE RAY

October 29, 2020

Rest in Peace my Brother in Arms

Anrae G Godley-Cooper
U.S. Army Military Police

October 29, 2020

Rest easy brother thank you for your service. May your sacrifice or memory never fade.

Jerry Matalone #8046 (Retired)
Des Moines Iowa Police Department

October 28, 2020

Rest in peace Sheriff. Thank you for your years of service sir

Lieutenant (Retired)
South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED)

October 28, 2020

Rest in peace brother

Douglas J. Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County MI.

October 28, 2020

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Sheriff Smith. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Sumter County Sheriff's Office.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

October 28, 2020

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

October 28, 2020

God Bless You, Your Family, & Friends.
Thank you for your unselfish service.

James P Waggle, Jr.
Civilian

October 28, 2020

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

To honor Sheriff 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 Chief Deputy Sheriff Eric Bryant
Sumter County Sheriff's Office in Americus, Georgia for Sheriff Smith’s partner and fellow officers. POINT 27 sent a Folded Flag Necklace engraved with “Greater Love has no one than this; than to lay down one’s life for one’s friend” John 15:13 for Sheriff 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.

Respectfully,

Colonel David Dodd,
United States Army Retired
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]
214-908-2617

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes (Retired)
Dallas Police Department Reserve Division
POINT 27- National Out Reach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison

October 27, 2020

Thank you for your service.

Dmytro Goloborodko

October 27, 2020

Sheriff Smith, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. It took a small virus to take your life. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. May He immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa
Civilian

October 27, 2020

"Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Fl Police Chaplain

October 27, 2020

Rest in eternal Peace, good and faithful public servant.
God has already reserved a special place for our peacemakers.
Please continue your careful and diligent watch over us.
When Law Enforcement perishes, a proud and caring nation mourns.
Thank you for your heroic sacrifice!
Thank you for your selfless service!
Thank you for your guardian protection!

Our prayers to the family and department.

Charles F. Holloway, Jr.
Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association
Elizabethtown Police Department

October 27, 2020

Godspeed my Brother!
You are a true Hero, thanks for your service & dedication. RIP!

Sheriff Mike Oltersdorf, Ret.
Leelanau County Sherrif’s Office

October 27, 2020

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sheriff Smith and the Sumter Cunty Sheriff's Office during this time. Thank you, Sheriff Smith, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

October 27, 2020

Rest in Peace, Sheriff

Ptl. B L Waltz (Ret)
Avon Lake PD OH

October 27, 2020

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

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

October 27, 2020

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