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Police Officer Lindora Renee Smith

Detroit Police Department, Michigan

End of Watch Saturday, August 26, 1995

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Reflections for Police Officer Lindora Renee Smith

Rest in peace Officer Smith.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 13, 2020

Rest In Peace Sister in Blue. Thank you and your family for your sacrifice and service.

Officer Mike Robinson (Ret.)
Upland Police Dept. CA

August 26, 2018

Officer Lindora R. Smith will never be forgotten. Thank you for your services to the people of Detroit. May your soul rest in Heaven, and may God bless your entire family, especially your son.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police

February 16, 2018

Officer Smith,
On today, the 22nd anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your fellow Officer who was in that patrol car with you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Detroit. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

August 26, 2017

Officer Smith, your picture appeared today on LODMP today. I want to thank-you for your service and to reaffirm that you have not been forgotten. Rest in peace.

Lt. Stephen A. Joy
Prince Geoge's County, Maryland

December 1, 2009


You and your service to the city of Detroit will NEVER be forgotten. You are a true hero for stepping up and protecting those who could not protect thierselves.

God Speed Hero.


December 31, 2008

On the 13th anniversary of Officer Smith's death, we honored her service in our patrol briefing by reading her entry from ODMP. Each day, we honor one fallen officer on the anniversary of their death so as to keep them in our thoughts, and also to remind us of the dangers inherent in our job. Officer Smith is not forgotten.

Agent Zach Perron
Palo Alto (CA) Police Department

August 26, 2008

Gone but not forgotten. Thank you for making the ultimate sacrifice so that others could remain safe. RIP.

June 11, 2008



February 12, 2008

"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
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 13, 2007

You are forever missed and forever loved Lindora. Although we only knew each other for a short time, I thank "God" for blessing me with that moment.

Wayne County Sheriff

January 28, 2007

You have not been forgotten.

Michelle - wife of Retired LEO

January 16, 2007

To the family and loved ones of Officer Lindora Renee Smith and her fellow officers with the Detroit Police Department:

On this the eleventh anniversary of Lindora's tragic death, I wanted to honor and remember her today. Lindora's professionalism and dedication will never be forgotten, nor will her valor and courage.

I hope that God is holding her in the sweetest part of his heart and the most gentle part of his soul. I am so sorry that Lindora was robbed of her life so tragically, but through her heroism and the profound sense of duty with which she lived her life, she made an immeasurable difference. May her spirit continue to soar and may her memory continue to inspire.

This must have been a very sorrowful day for the Detroit Police Department. My prayers are also with the families of the other fallen officer and the Explorer cadet.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Lindora gave to her community and the citizens of Michigan, and for the supreme sacrifice she and her family made on August 26, 1995.

Phyllis L. Loya, mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater, PPD
eow 4/24/05

August 28, 2006

Still remebered..

August 26, 2006

Lindora I have known you since 1986. We were hired on the same day at AT&T and became best of friends. I found out about the accident just casually reading the newspaper. I was devistated because I had just talked to you a few weeks before. From time to time I run into your son Terrance and I make sure I speak to him and let him know that I was your best friend. I miss you so much and I will one day see you in heaven. Your friend to the end Danise!!

Danise Allen

October 22, 2005

Lindora, you always be missed. I thinks about you all the time. I've always prayed for your family; Son,Mother,and Brother. I know God don't make any kind of mistakes. I know your son Terrence is well taking care of, and you are too.

I will always miss your sweet "DISPOSITION"

Love Squeek 1/25/2005

Squeek / Her Hair Stylist

January 26, 2005

Time has passed since we lost you but that does not diminish the great loss we still feel. God Bless your loved ones and keep them safe.

Senior Trooper Keith Miller (Ret)
Oregon State Police

November 8, 2004

May we never forget your sacrifice..May you Family, Friends, and Fellow Officers have Peace in their Hearts.. Rest in Peace Sister..

Officer Debra McFall Ross
East Buffalo Twp Police Dept

August 27, 2004

Remembering you on the anniversary of your death. God's peace be with you.

Michigan Resident

August 26, 2004

ofc.smith may god bless you and your family,you will be in my prayers.

skip roberson

August 16, 2004

The FBI Agents Association's Detroit Chapter salutes you!

SA Darin L. Paul
FBI Agents Association

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