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Officers’ families honored

Americus mayor, Barry Blount, issued a proclamation on behalf of the City of Americus, honoring slain officers, Nick Smarr and Jody Smith, at the Dec. 22 meeting of the Americus City Council. Shown here, Blount addressed family members of the honored officers and thanked Americus Chief of Police, Mark Scott for his service to the community following the tragic events. Members of the Covington Police Department’s honor guard then presented the family members with a check for $1,000. Shown from left, are Paul Johnson and Sharron Smith Johnson, stepfather and mother of Jody Smith; Blount; Janice Smarr, Nick Smarr’s mother, and other members of Nick Smarr’s family, including his father and stepmother, Danny and Sherry Smarr; and Americus Police Chief Mark Scott.