Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Aaron N. Smith

Indiana State Police, Indiana

End of Watch Wednesday, June 28, 2023

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Reflections for Trooper Aaron N. Smith

God Bless you Brave Warrior.

Sergeant Kevin Waters
Indiana State Police

April 24, 2024

Lord God of unfailing love, to those families in our beloved nation, the United States of America, who are suffering in the wake of the loss of a law enforcement family member, help us to provide support. Allow us to be their rock and fortress in a time of immense pain and uncertainty. Help us to keep them safe and nourished in their time of grief, suffering beside them as we move toward healing and reconciliation. Lord God, in Your compassionate mercy, hear my prayer. In Christ Jesus, Your beloved Son, and by His authority, I pray. Amen.

Holy Scripture References:

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons [children] of God.” [Matthew 5:9 ESV]

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” [Matthew 5:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven R. Closs, DDiv, MSBS, NCCA, FCPO-USA
The Badge 183 Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
“Honoring America’s Fallen Peace Officers”
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department (1974-1998)

November 20, 2023

Rest in Peace

. . Anonymous
USAF F-16 Pilot-Retired

October 24, 2023

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.

Author Unknown

"Always Ready, Always There"

Javier Cornejo
Police Officer, Retired
City of Milwaukee Police Department
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 12, 2023

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.
Supervisory Air Marshal in Charge (SAC)
Orlando Field Office
Federal Air Marshal Service

July 17, 2023

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

July 16, 2023

Rest In Peace Brother.


July 14, 2023

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Trooper Smith. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Indiana State Police.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

July 13, 2023

I had the honor of watching Aaron as a teen. He loved his Lord and Savior and his wife and family. He served his community in many ways. He was such a remarkable young man.
Do pray for the times ahead for those that he loved so well. We all know with surety where he is, in heaven and probably pressing to find where he can serve.
He saved two lives in his five years with Indiana State Police. Both he was decorated for. With the most moving testament from the woman he saved in October.
While I know he is in the most natural place for him, my tears continue to flow. Oh thank you Aaron. You will be missed!
Sabrina Tolle

Citizen of South Carolina
Family Friend

July 11, 2023

I am sad to learn of the passing of a Brother and Hero inTrooper Aaron Smith. I know our Heavenly Father has welcomed him home into his loving arms where he will now patrol the Golden Streets of Heaven. May the Lord deliver Blessings, Comfort and Peace to his Family, Friends and all Members of the Indiana State Police, Indiana.

Retired, T W Martinez
FOP member
State of New Mexico/JJS

July 7, 2023

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow coworkers during this difficult time. May they find comfort and support from those around them. May God heal their aching hearts. Thank you for your service.

James P. Waggle, Jr.
US Army Veteran (SFC)

July 6, 2023

May his soul rest peacefully in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas M. Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

July 6, 2023

My condolences to the family and department I am praying for you all


July 6, 2023

My condolences to the department and family and prayers


July 6, 2023

Rest in peace Brother.

Capt. A. Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

July 5, 2023


Mortimer J Keane RET PO

July 4, 2023

Rest in peace. Condolences to family, friends and tge community. Such a young man. I feel sad for a world that does not support police.


July 4, 2023

To lose an officer is awful both for the family and department. My condolences and prayers for all. T h e Lord has a special place for law enforcement.


July 4, 2023

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

July 3, 2023

Rest in peace.

J.R. Russo

July 3, 2023

Dear loved ones of Trooper Smith,

"God works in such mysterious ways."
"This too shall pass."
"Time heals all wounds."

I don't think there is any one phrase to console you. With only sincere respect for you, I hope you will seek whatever is effective to support you as you grieve and help you from one moment to the next. Death is so personal; yet, ironically, you are not alone. Surround yourself with nourishing, loving people and activities. Hope for healing. Move at your own pace.

With warm regards,

Audrey Bajerski Houser,
Off. Leo W. Bajerski, 10/31/1933
Lancaster NY Police Department
US Army Veteran, WW I

July 3, 2023

Trooper Smith, our world is full of evil people and yet, you chose to put your life on the line just so others may live in peace and security. Our God, who knows all and sees all, will reward you abundantly. My heart breaks for the grief that your beloved wife is experiencing at this moment. May our Lord immerse you and her in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

July 3, 2023

On behalf of the 68 dedicated volunteers associated with POINT 27 across the United States, we would like to offer condolences for Trooper Aaron Smith. Please know we are eternally grateful for Aaron’s service and his ultimate sacrifice.

To honor Trooper 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 Indiana State Police in Indianapolis, Indiana for Aaron’s partner and fellow Troopers. POINT 27 also 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 Trooper Aaron Smith’s wife.

Also sent to the Smith Family was a “Forever Grateful” Military Challenge coin to honor Aaron’s dedication to the United States Army.

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
Executive Director-POINT 27

Detective Jerry M. Rhodes #R309
Dallas Police Department-Reserve Division
POINT 27 National Outreach Coordinator
Law Enforcement Liaison
[email protected]

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

July 2, 2023

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Sean Kahle

July 2, 2023

God Bless you sir. You are a true American Patriot. God be with your family during this time. Know sir that you are a hero that will never be forgotten.

Sgt. Stephen Willis
Harris County Sheriff’s Office-Retired

July 2, 2023

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