On Thursday, June 27, LCC K-9 Police Ministry Dog Eddie (Peace Lutheran – Grand Island, Nebraska) attended the funeral for Trooper Jerry Smith of the Nebraska State Patrol. Police Ministry Dog Eddie offered comfort to many first responders.
Trooper Smith was killed in the line of duty when his patrol car was hit by another motorist on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
He was a five-year veteran of the state patrol, and a decorated 25-year veteran of the U.S. Army.
Hundreds of first responders attended the service, including many law enforcement officers from across the country, who came to Scottsbluff, Nebraska to honor their fallen brother.