In Memory of Sgt. Larry SmithJanuary 11th, 2009 by Joe Burgess
After many fund raisers, enough money was raised to purchase the monument for Sgt Larry D. Smith of the Monticello Police Department.
There is no way his Police Department family could ever express our appreciation to everyone that helped from purchasing a ticket to making a donation and or physically helping during each fund raiser that we had, therefore those of you that did help please know we appreciate each and everyone of you. Larry very much deserved this beautiful monument.
We also would like to give a special thank you to Lyle & Kim Welch & all employees of Southeast Emergency Ambulance Service for everything you did to help make this possible. Larry is and forever will be missed but will Never be forgotten.
We Love you Larry. 1902 10-7 10-42 God Speed.
The article below was posted on August 15, 2008.
This article is meant toÂ serve asÂ a tribute to a friend, Sgt. Larry Smith of the Monticello Police Dept.
Over 30 law enforcement and related units took part in the ceremonial procession to Oakland Cemetery.
Bagpipes played before the graveside service, and closed with Amazing Grace.
Over 50 representatives of local law enforcement and related fields were present in honor of Sgt. Smith.Â Most are shown here, standing in formation.
The honor guard fired shots in his memory.
Taps was played, and ChiefÂ Robert Rosegrant accepted the ceremonial flag that draped the casket, to present to Larry’s family.Â
As the service came to an end, Sgt. Smith’s “Last Call”Â was heardÂ over the police radio, as a hushÂ fell over the crowd.
TheÂ services wereÂ both touching, andÂ inspirational.Â
Rest in peace, Larry.Â You have changed many lives by the way you lived your’s.
Larry served in the field of law enforcement for 28 years, with 16 years serving the city of Monticello.
Our sympathies and prayers go out to his family.
Robert Rosegrant, Police Chief, Monticello.
MonticelloLive.com would like to share these memories of Sgt. Larry Smith with you, as a tribute to him.
It was suggested that it would be appropriate to wear the Wristbands remembering Larry as a tribute to him, as well.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m., with the funeral service Thursday morning at 11 o’clock,Â both at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Home.Â Burial will be in Oakland Cemetary.
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