National Police Week in Washington, D.C.

Published 3:00 pm Wednesday, May 17, 2017

President Trump and Vice President Pence spoke at a ceremony Monday in Washington, honored the sacrifices of law enforcement.


The name of the late Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr is shown on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington, D.C. Smarr and best friend Jody Smith’s names were two of 135 added to the memorial this year as killed in the line of duty. Smith was a Georgia Southwestern State University Police office. They were killed Dec. 7, 2016, while answering a domestic call.

From left are Georgia Southwestern State University Police Chief Mike Tracy; a Bibb County, Georgia, deputy; Sumter County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Sharron Johnson, mother of GSW Police Officer Jody Smith who was killed in December 2016; Americus Police Officer Nate Milledge; another Bibb County Sheriff’s Deputy; and in the back row, Sumter Sheriff’s Chief Deputy, Col. Eric Bryant; and Americus Police Chief Mark Scott.

Americus Police Sgt. Al Ross is shown after running a 5K race in the nation’s capitol during National Police Week.