Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Betty Dunn Smothers

Baton Rouge Police Department, Louisiana

End of Watch Thursday, January 7, 1993

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Reflections for Corporal Betty Dunn Smothers

Hi, my name is Jatashie, and I don't know this wonderful woman(I wish i did), but I see her as an inspiration to me and all single mothers. I only have one child, a six year old boy, and she had seven, she's amazing to me because. I just pray that I'm half the mother she was. I give my condolence to the family and continue to pray for her childern. Thank you.

Jatashie Johnson

May 18, 2007

Although you're gone, you're never forgotten. May you rest in peace and know that your ultimate sacrifice will always be remembered.

Sgt S Hughes
Elberton PD, GA

April 22, 2007

You are a true hero and heroes never die. My thoughts are with your loved ones on this 14th anniversary of your end of watch. Continue to keep watch over your loved ones. You will never be forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Fallen Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

January 7, 2007

Fallen many yrs. ago, but NEVER forgotten.

Mother, daughter, sister, and granddau. of LEOs

December 13, 2006

RIP Corporal Betty Dunn Smothers. Thank you for your sacrifice.

Deputy K. E. Phelps
Henry County Sheriff's Dept

December 6, 2006

Thank you for service & sacrifice. You may be gone but will never be forgotten, RIP Cpl.

September 6, 2006

Corporal Dunn Smothers,
Though you are gone, you are not forgotten. Your dedication to mankind and the love of servitude continues to live through your children. Thank you for living a life of example that we all should try to acheive.

Reyonna Parrish

April 12, 2006

Rest In Peace.


February 10, 2006

Cpl. Smothers, you lived and died a hero. Your ultimate sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Police Officer
Orlando Police Dept.

December 30, 2005

Ms. Smothers,
In the past 24 plus years, I have lost many friends on our department, I lost one of my closest cousins as he was killed in the line of duty in 1973 in Springfield, MA. I never knew you, but following many ESPN Christmas airings with your son who I am sure you are extremely proud of, I felt it necessary to thank you for putting your life on the line as all 740,000 officers in the United States do everyday. And Mr. Dunn, Romans 13:1-4 tells us that *The authorities that exist have been established by GOD...* we are in law enforcement for a purpose. I lost my mother Mar 1, 2003, as the oldest son, no interview will ever explain how that loss has affected my life as I make sure that my family is cared for.
As for the Baton Rouge City Police, any loss of life within our ranks is crushing, we are family, all across this nation. My mother always reminded me *Tough times never last, but tough people do*
God Bless all of you in Baton Rouge and God Bless you Mr. Dunn as you and your family celebrate this holiday season.

Detective Gary Vigneault
Phoenix Police Department

December 26, 2005

Thank you for your service to your community and your never ending values towards life. Your life is an inspiration to us all. I sat tonight and watched Warick on HBO and the words he had to describe you truely brought tears to my eyes. I have watched him play football for years and he is good on the field but he is much greater in the way he lives his life. I think he is carrying your legacy and doing great things with his abilities. I know you watch over us always and I can only say save a seat for me. But until then we will take it from here, we will carry the burden. God bless all that were near to you, for we are all ONE...

Russ Ward

friend of Christy Dedman
EOW 07-19-2005

PO II Russell Ward
Metro Nashville Police Dept.

December 23, 2005

I just saw that your son won Sportsman of the Year. My wife and I were watching TV and saw the special on you. Without any consideration of his accomplishments as a professional, you would be very proud of the man you raised. Our prayers are with you and your family. All people need strength in the face of tragedy and your son has let us all know that pursuing help is nothing to be ashamed of and is a useful tool for anyone.

Shawn and Michelle Rogers
Sister and Brother-in-law
Sgt. Jonathan Dragus EOW 10/20/05

Shawn Rogers

December 4, 2005

Thank you for your service and dedication. You will be remembered forever by all of us in the "family". You are a role model for many to follow. You have left an incredible legacey. Your children have done well. You must be proud.

God SPeed sister..

October 3, 2005

I have had the pleasure of knowing a couple of your children on a personal level and I must say that I am sure you would be very proud of them. I lost both of my parents also and I know how hard it is but I just keep telling myself that they would want me to go no and do well for myself. Your son Travis is a riot,just full of laughs and Warrick is one of the nicest guys you could ever hope to meet.I know you would be very proud of all of your children. Rest in peace Betty because your family will be just fine.

Maurice Boone

September 9, 2005

Thank you for what you did for this city. I always wanted to be a police officer and now that has grown because of the role you played in this department. You are gone but never forgotten

Brian Philson

August 19, 2005


Just a note to let you know that you are not forgotten.

Lt. Stephen Jackson
Baton Rouge PD

August 16, 2005

Thank You. Watch over us left behind.I viewed a special T.V. boardcast involving your son Warwick Dunn. He's working hard and making a difference in the lives of so families in need. I know you are looking down from Haven and are so proud of your son. Again Thank You

Detective Lionel Garrett
Inglewood Ca. PD

August 6, 2005

Law enforcement officers are, indeed, a special breed of people. Ask anyone on the street and they will tell you that they would not have our jobs for anything in the world. It takes something special to do what we do and at the same time be able to even contemplate retirement. We try to be optimists. Unfortunately, there are a few of us who will never make that date with retirement. By the very nature of our job, we are at risk everyday of losing our lives, either at the hand of some deranged individual or in some other situation that we, by virtue of our occupation, may be unable to avoid. Some people have recognized the hazardous duties we involve ourselves in, the risks we take, and the pride we take in accomplishing that job. There is National Law Enforcement Week, dedicated to us who gladly accept the responsibility of protecting the citizens in our respective jurisdictions. National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day is dedicated to those who gave their lives in the line of duty. These are but a two examples of remembrances specifically for law enforcement personnel. Remembrances that come but once a year. We should remind fellow officers of another type of remembrance, one that will last a lifetime. Sooner or later, a doctor will pronounce us dead. It is inevitable. Regardless of whatever happens, death is the end we will all have to face.
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Jim Moore
New Orleans P.D., Retired

July 7, 2005

Rest in peace.

Dep. Eric Thoresen
Marion County Sheriffs Office, Fl

February 5, 2005

Dear Warrick Dunn,
I bet your mom is really proud of you and all you do for those in your community. Congratulations on the successful season you & the Falcons accomplished this year. My son Brendan lost his Godmother Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig (eow 2-16-04, he misses her every day.
My family would like to send our heartfelt sympathies to the family, friends, & fellow co-workers of Corporal Betty Dunn Smothers.
You're in our thoughts and prayers. May God watch over all the brave men and women in law
enforcement who put their lives on the line everyday as they serve & protect their communities.
Your job is a difficult one and we truly appreciate all you do. God bless each & everyone of you.

Gail M Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2-16-04

January 24, 2005

rest in peace

Police Officer K. E. Phelps
Clayton State University Police Morrow, Georgia

January 15, 2005

God holds a special place for those who give their lives in service of others. You are also a mother, and the work your son Warrick has done is testament to how well you did your job. You have reason to be proud, and I'm sure you are. Rest in peace, Sister.

Sgt. Bill Richardson
Anchorage, Alaska PD

December 27, 2004

Officer Smothers,
Rest in peace blue angel. The goodness you had in life continue on in the lives of your children. Many, Many people's lives are touched by the wonderful things your Son(Warrick Dunn, RB Atlanta Falcons)does in your name and memory. How proud you must be, as all Police Officers are of your kin.

PSO III Michael Ercole
Grand Haven Department of Public Safety

December 26, 2004

May God Bless the family of this hero. Thank you for your service Corporal Smothers.

Captain Yates
Tulsa Police Department

December 26, 2004


I remember the night that you were taken from us as if it were last night. I remember the rain, tears mixed with the rain as officers gave you CPR, driving the ambulance to the hospital, the sad look on the doctor's face as the sheet was pulled over your body, and the officers in the pouring rain surrounding the hospital to protect the lone surviving witness. The 23 Psalm as your body was carried into the Centroplex for your funeral. The miles and miles of police vehicles, EMS trucks, fire trucks, and thousands and thousands of citizens.

You will never be forgotten, nor will your ultimate sacrifice be forgotten. Rest in peace until the last day when we will all be raised up for the final roll call.

Lt. Stephen Jackson
Baton Rouge Police Dept

June 16, 2004

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