Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Officer Johnny Boyd Smith

Frostproof Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Wednesday, May 9, 1990

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Reflections for Officer Johnny Boyd Smith

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.

Thank you for your heroism.

God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 9, 2015

I think of you Almost every day, You're always on my mind.
I miss and love you, That will never change with time.
I was only 9 when the Gods took you away, You were my Favorite Uncle, Hero and So much more.
It easy enough to say

I spent a long time lost, in and out of trouble and then some more, But I was given chances that I'm so thankful for.

But.. I straightened out and cleaned it up because, even after passing, you've still been there for me.

I have a little boy now, he's 12 and His name is Johnny B. It never Could have been any thing else That how much You still mean to me.

Donald Lee Cole J.r
Nephew

September 17, 2013

We will never forget... May you continue to rest in peace Officer Smith.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 9, 2013

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 22nd anniversary 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 both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your family and friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

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

May 9, 2012

We will never forget the heroes who gave their all, and you sir are a hero... Continue to rest in peace Officer Smith.

Deb Azure
Mother of Deputy Renee Danell Azure
EOW 08/06/02
Union County SO, Lake Butler, FL

May 9, 2012

Rest in Peace, Officer Smith. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

February 9, 2012

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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 13, 2007

Johnny was highly admired in Frostproof. I began my career there in 1991 and many of the Officers that I worked with spoke of his dedication and personality. I hope someday they catch the idiots that hit him. RIP

Officer Shane Marcum
Georgetown Police (Ky)

August 5, 2006

Rest in peace.

Inv. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

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