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Family of fallen Trooper Jim Smith thanks supporters

Trooper Smith’s car outside Post 10 in Oelwein

OELWEIN — The family of fallen Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith released a statement of gratitude on Thursday.

Here is that statement: “The family of Sergeant Jim Smith would like to thank the Independence community, our church families, citizens from across America, Iowa COPS, Governor Reynolds and other leaders of this state, the Iowa State Patrol and his brothers and sisters in blue for helping us through this very difficult time.

Your support was, and still is, incredible as we navigate through life without our Superhero. Jim wanted people to seek opportunities to do God’s work and to make a lasting impact for God’s glory.

To honor his memory, we ask you to continue supporting law enforcement in this way and to “seek justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God” (Micah 6:8).  From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you.”

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