LINCOLN – The Nebraska State Patrol (NSP) has released information for family, friends and the public to honor the life and service of Trooper Jerry L. Smith #373 one week after a three-vehicle crash took the life of a trooper.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday, June 27 at 1 p.m. MDT in the gymnasium on the Western Nebraska Community College campus (1601 E 27th Street) in Scottsbluff, NE. The public is welcome to attend the service.
Trooper Smith, 51 of Scottsbluff, was killed last Thursday at about 7:30 a.m. MDT on U.S Highway 26 west of Bridgeport in the Nebraska panhandle.
According to a release from NSP, there’ll be a procession prior to the ceremony 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.