As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
June 08, 2012
Texas cop killed en route to fire scene
Officer Down: Michael Smith - [Rankin, Texas]
By PoliceOne Staff
RANKIN, Texas — An Upton County Sheriff's Deputy was killed in a crash Friday while traveling to assist firefighters at the scene of a fire.
A tractor trailer driving the opposite way crossed lanes just before 7:00 a.m. and hit the patrol car of Deputy Michael Smith, killing him, according to The Officer Down Memorial Page.
Smith, 44, was a 2 1/2 year police veteran.
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