Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant James Kyle Smith

Iowa State Patrol, Iowa

End of Watch Friday, April 9, 2021

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Reflections for Sergeant James Kyle Smith

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Sgt Smith. My thoughts and prayers are with your family and to the Iowa State Patrol. May you continue your watch from the streets of heaven.

Tonya LaFarr
Law Enforcement Supporter, Iowa

April 14, 2021

Sergeant Smith, there is much evil in this world and you put your life in danger each and every day of your dedicated selfless service that your community may live in safety. Your reward in heaven will be abundant. May God immerse you and your loved ones in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

April 14, 2021

Godspeed Jim. Its been an honer working with you and having you as a friend. You made our little corner of the world a better place.

"Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another."

Steve Vine supervising correctional offi
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

April 13, 2021

May the Lord provide solace, understanding and peace in this time of grieving. You are a hero and will never be forgotten.

Mr Paul Gutierrez
God Bless you and your family Sergeant Smith

April 13, 2021

Thank you for your service. Prayers for your Family and your Department.

Sergeant Monica Veney
Baltimore Police Department

April 13, 2021

Rest in peace Brother James you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for you service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

April 13, 2021

My deepest condolences to the family of Sergeant Smith. May his soul forever rest in peace.

Retired First Sergeant Thomas Webb
New York State Police - Troop "D"

April 13, 2021

Rest in peace Sir. Thoughts and prayers for the immediate family and fellow officers. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff Eddie Al
Osceola County Sheriff Office FL

April 13, 2021

Sgt. Have work in New York City where they hate the police and many other major cities, we put on our uniforms and still protect the haters. We do it with honor and respect. We protect the weak and love doing it. In my 36 years I have buried over 108 brave officers. Your family should be proud , people of the Great state of Iowa should bow at your feet. Your my brother in blue no matter where u work. Your a hero , there are 3 times I take a knee to You God and a military Officer. God speed your death was not in vain. The lord has bigger plans for you.


April 12, 2021

Oh, beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife,
Who more than self their country loved,
And [justice] more than life!
----- America the Beautiful (v 3)
----- Katherine Lee Bates (1859–1929)

I find it nearly impossible come up with the words to adequately express my deep sorrow at this tragedy. Murder of a police officer is of a heinous evil that only comes from the Seventh Circle of Hell. My love and prayers go to the family, friends, and colleagues of Sergeant James Smith, and to all First Responders worldwide.

Sergeant Smith, you are true hero and an inspiration to all decent, freedom-loving people. I am infinitely grateful you were willing to apply your knowledge, skill, and effort to protect the peace of our nation. Your name will be held with the deepest honor throughout history.

I very much appreciate your service and sacrifice to the citizens of the State of Iowa and the United States -- and that includes, indirectly, your service to me and my family.

Our world is a brighter and safer place because you were in it.

Our world is a darker and more dangerous place because your life was taken away by evil incarnate.

David Lawrence Breithaupt, EWC, Ph.D.
Corporal, #93
University of Utah Department of Public Safety (1990-1997)

April 12, 2021

Sincere condolences to the family, friends and brother and sister officer of the Iowa State Patrol on the senseless murder of Sergeant James Smith. May God Bless him and keep him forever and ever.

Officer Gordon Gibbons
Yarmouth Police Department
Yarmouth, Massachusetts

April 12, 2021

RIp my brother! My prayers to your family friends and fellow Troopers. Godspeed...

Trooper (Retired) Travis Qualls
Arizona Highway Patrol (DPS)

April 12, 2021

Thank you for your service, brother. RIP.

Lieutenant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office
New York

April 12, 2021

Rest in peace sir, we'll take it from here. Thank you for your many years of service, you will be missed. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Sgt Smith during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Donnie Meaders
Okemah (OK) Police Department

April 12, 2021

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Sergeant Smith and the Iowa State Patrol during this time. Thank you, Sergeant Smith, for your service.

National Police Wives Association

April 12, 2021

I feel how weak and fruitless must be any word of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom.

Yours, very sincerely and respectfully,

Abraham Lincoln

Lieutenant E.Kemmer
Nevada Department of Public Safety

April 12, 2021

As the family member of a fallen officer and now resident of Iowa, I wish to send condolences to Trooper Smith's family and friends. It hurt to read of your death as you walked into danger. It just happened the procession from Ankeny to Independence drove right past my daughters softball tournament in Dike Sunday. I was impressed that the director stopped play so we could all pay respects as the procession drove past. I was glad to see the girls take a knee and the spectators all remove hats and silently pay their respects as well. I know that the family in Blue will always be there for your family Trooper Smith. Rest easy. Your brothers and sisters will take it from here. God bless all of our LEOs and their families.

Rob Coutchie
Brother of Fallen LBPD Officer Jon Coutchie EOW 9/21/2013

April 12, 2021

May the Lord Bless your family and friends. Each day you’ve left home, You’ve put your life on the line.
The anger, disrespect and mental health issues have destroyed the American People.
My daughter was a police officer for ten years; she worked the streets, undercover, drug task force and prostitution rings. Everyday when she left home I worried. I prayed to the Lord to keep her safe and she’d make it home another night.
20 years of flying as a Flight Attendant. Each time I had to have a police officer meet the plane. I thanked the officer.

Kim Flight Attendant
My respect for you and your job

April 12, 2021

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Sergeant, James Smith, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow Sergeant makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our prayers and thoughts to the other officer that was injured for a safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

April 12, 2021

May you rest in peace, we got it from here. Thank you for your 27 Years of Service for the Iowa State Police.

Civilian Devonta Crawford
Endicott Police Department, New York.

April 12, 2021

Sergeant Smith, my deepest sympathy to your family and to your Department. Words fail us as these murders continue to happen to our brothers and sisters.
I Thank you for your brave service to all of us. May God watch over your family along with you now from above. Rest in Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Gainesville, GA

April 12, 2021

On behalf of the members of the American Association of State Troopers, Inc. (AAST), we extend our sincere condolences to the family of Sgt. James Smith, as well as, the members of the Iowa State Patrol. AAST members throughout the United States know first hand what all of you are going through right now. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Keith Barbier
President, American Association of State Troopers, Inc.

April 12, 2021

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

April 12, 2021

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.
Assistant Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (ASAC)
New York Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

April 12, 2021

RIP, well done thou good & faithful servant. May God bless and comfort your wife and children, as well as your brothers and sisters with ISP.

Mike Nixon
High Point, NC Police Dept, Retired

April 12, 2021

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