SCOTTSBLUFF, Neb.- The Nebraska State Patrol, family, friends and the public will gather to honor the life and service of Trooper Jerry Smith #373 in a funeral service on Thursday, June 27.
The service will take place at 1:00 p.m. MDT Thursday, in the gymnasium on the Western Nebraska Community College Campus, 1601 E. 27th Street, Scottsbluff, NE. The public is welcome to attend the service.
Prior to the ceremony there will be a procession to escort Trooper Smith from the funeral home to the campus. Specific details on the route will be released at a later time.
The ceremony will include honor guards from both NSP and the United States Army.
Law enforcement officers wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to Lt. Travis Wallace, by emailing Travis.Wallace@Nebraska.gov.
For those wishing to send cards, please send them to the Nebraska State Patrol Troop E Headquarters, 4500 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361.
A GoFundMe has been set up for Smith's family. The donations will go to the family for any and all expenses incurred following his death.
Trooper Smith was a proud Trooper and a dedicated public servant, having come to NSP in 2014 following a decorated 25-year career in the United States Army.— NEStatePatrol (@NEStatePatrol) June 20, 2019
All of NSP stands with Trooper Smith's family and loved ones. We are hurting, but together we are one. #ThinBlueLine https://t.co/J1nuhyN38L
We ask that law enforcement wishing to attend RSVP to Lt. Travis Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.— NEStatePatrol (@NEStatePatrol) June 22, 2019
Cards can be sent to the NSP Troop E office at 4500 Ave I Scottsbluff, NE 69361.
Thank you. #RIP373 https://t.co/sge1yAgp1C