Sheriff Pete Smith cause of death – Sheriff Pete Smith dead : obituary – tributes
- Date of death: October 14, 2020
- Age: -year-old
- Cause of death: COVID-19 Complications
How did Sheriff Pete Smith die?
A longtime Georgia sheriff has died of complications of COVID-19, family members said Wednesday.
Sumter County Sheriff Pete Smith died early Wednesday morning after serving as the sheriff in Sumter County for 16 years, his daughter wrote on Facebook.
Amy Smith Davis said that her father devoted his life to law enforcement and served on the Georgia State Patrol before becoming Sheriff.
Sheriff Pete Smith Obituary, funeral arrangement, any GoFundMe page
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Sheriff Pete Smith tributes
Family, friends and loved ones of the deceased have taken to their social media pages to share tributes, kind words and prayer.
Our best wishes and love to the deceased’s family and friends.
Amy Smith Davis wrote;
At 0349 this am the world got a little dimmer. My dad lost his battle with COVID. he was a great white hunter who never gave away his hunting spots. It was always a private pond He loved hunting season…all of them. He could call a turkey in and put you on a deer almost every time you went out. He was good. He enjoyed watching other people’s excitement about hunting. He’ll tell you he was a master fisherman but I’m sure Danny Minick will disagree. He devoted his life to law enforcement. It was in his blood. He retired with GSP only to run for sheriff and remained in that position for 16 years. He was a fair and honest man. He hardly ever spoke bad about anyone. He was a passive man. He had to be to raise three strong willed daughters. He greeted all women as ma’am and was usually overly thankful for the smallest things. He was a Dad to 3, a PawPaw to 5 and Mr. Pete to too many to count. He could talk to anyone. Everyone wanted to hear his stories. He never met a stranger.
Amy Smith Davis wrote;
Law enforcement is family. We appreciate everyone who showed up for my Dad. This is his escort back to Sumter County.
Gov. Brian Kemp wrote on Twitter;
“Sheriff Smith was a good man, a dear friend, and a dedicated public servant to his community, and on behalf of all Georgians, my family and I are praying for his loved ones in this difficult time.”
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