Officer Rodney Smith

Photo of Officer Rodney Smith
End of Watch: Fri, Mar 2nd, 2018
Cause of Death: Drowning (Accidental)
Service Time: 6 months
Age: 45


His wife and six children -- ages 3 to 25.


At approximately 9:15 (Central) Friday evening, Officer Smith accidentally drove his departmental SUV into flood waters. A witness stated that he climbed onto the roof of the SUV before he and the vehicle were swept away.

Officer Smith was recovered by divers at approximately 5:30 (Central) Saturday morning.

He had served with the agency less than six months and had just moved his family to the community on the day of the incident.


Hickman Police Department Patch
801 Moscow Avenue
Hickman, Kentucky 42050
(270) 236-2529


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Officer Rodney Smith
Left by EMT-B Amber Hourigan on Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

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