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    Death takes blinded trooper who was a legend in law enforcement

    Extracted from Force Science News #321
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    Death takes blinded trooper who was a legend in law enforcement

    Bobby Smith, the Louisiana trooper whose dauntless spirit became legendary in law enforcement after he was blinded by a felon s shotgun blast to the face decades ago, died last weekend at age 63.

    Smith was a portrait of resilience. He was left permanently sightless in 1986 by an attack by a drug dealer at the end of a pursuit. After that, his marriage dissolved, he lost one child to a drug overdose and another to a car wreck, suffered severe financial hardships, and at one point was set on suicide.

    Yet he rebounded to earn a PhD, write three books, create a foundation to help officers recover from traumatic events, and become an international motivational speaker who it s estimated has addressed more than a million people worldwide to mention only a few of his remarkable accomplishments.

    Now, says Louisiana State Police Supt. Col. Mike Edmonson, Heaven has welcomed home a hero.

    A moment of silence, please, for an outstanding officer and an unforgettable human being.

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    http://www.kplctv.com/story/33298290/louisiana-state-police-mourn-trooper-bobby-smiths-death

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