Friday’s Heroes: Remembering the Fallen
Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr, 25
Americas Georgia Police Department
December 7, 2016 – Officer Nicholas Ryan Smarr responded to a domestic call where he and Officer Jody Smith of Georgia Southwestern University Police Department were shot as they approached. Officer Smarr died at the scene. Officer Smith was flown to a hospital in Macon, Ga., where he died the following day.
Officer Jody Smith, 26
Georgia Southwestern State University
December 7, 2016 – Officer Jody Smith responded, as backup, to a domestic call where he and Officer Nicholas Smarr, of the Americus Police Department, were shot. Officer Smith was flown to a hospital in Macon, Ga., where he died the next day, December 8, 2016. Officer Smarr died at the scene.
Deputy Sheriff Ryan Thomas, 30
Valencia County New Mexico
December 6, 2016 – Deputy Ryan Thomas was killed in a vehicle crash while responding to a call. He is survived by his wife and child.
Trooper Frankie Williams, 31
New Jersey State Police
December 5, 2016 – Trooper Frankie Williams was killed when, while responding to a call, a car traveling in the opposite direction crossed the centerline and struck his patrol car head-on.