Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief Deputy Charles Junior Smith

Allendale County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, August 24, 1992

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Reflections for Chief Deputy Charles Junior Smith

Always remembered brother.

Judge /Magistrate/SC Trooper Sheridan Ly

August 23, 2023

Always remembered brother!

Judge /Magistrate Sheridan (Danny) Lynn
Former S.C. Highway Patrol

August 24, 2021

Always remembered brother!

Judge / Magistrate Sheridan Lynn
SC Highway Patrol (retired)

August 24, 2020

Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

August 24, 2020

I remember when the community heard about the passing of this officer in the line of duty. More importantly his name was hot in our area. If you were on the opposing team this was not a name you wanted to hear. Too often good police officers lose their life because they are willing to do what is right. That's what sets them apart. I remember the funeral scene and the many supporting officers. It was the first time we experienced law enforcement that deep in our town. Honestly I don't live in Allendale anymore, but it will always be our home. Sleep on good officer, sleep on.... You knew his name and his work. It was on the street.

Terrell Lewis
Former Allendale Citizen

May 7, 2019

Dad you pass a year after I were born I just i wish could hold your hand and pray with you i believe your mission watch over me I need your guidance from heaven I love you pops

Trenton Smalls son

January 20, 2019



October 5, 2015

I remember Chief Deputy Smith when I was a SC Trooper assigned to the Governor's Raid Team with narcotics. Allendale County, SC was the first place our team went to help with the drug problem. He knew all the players and made the operation a success . To the family of Chief Smith my heartfelt condolences to all of you. God bless!!

Judge Sheridan. ( Danny ) Lynn
Magistrate Aiken County South Carolina

August 24, 2015

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. I am privileged to pay tribute to you. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 21rst anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those that love and remember you for I know that both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 12, 2013

This was truly the sadest days of my life, I felt that a part of me died when you left us, you taught me alot about law enforcement on the "small town" scale, just as a lot of it was beginning to sink in, most importantly you taught me about life, for that I will allways miss your guidance and wisdom!! We truly made a differnce slowing the flow of Narcotics in from Georgia. We will see each other again one day.

Corporal SB Muhammad
ACSO/Friend Mentee and Co-Worker

August 10, 2009

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland Couty Sheriff's Dept.

July 9, 2007

This was the first funeral that I attended for an officer killed in the line of duty. It was early in my career and was very sobering. I did not know Chief Deputy Smith but will always be mindful of his sacrifice to his community. God bless his family and co-workers.

PSO CW Edwards
North Augusta Dept. of Public Safety

December 8, 2006

Rest in peace my brother.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

August 24, 2006



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