Papillion, Nebraska – The Sarpy County Sheriff’s Office is grappling with the sudden loss of a devoted member of its team. Deputy Ed Smith, an active member with over 25 years of service to SCSO, tragically passed away due to unforeseen health complications.
Throughout his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office, Smith wore many hats. Recently, he dedicated his efforts towards the Gretna Public Schools community as a school resource officer. He also served a significant portion of his career on Road Patrol and held the distinction of being an original member of the office’s B-Squad.
Before his association with SCSO, Smith showcased his commitment to service as a Nebraska State Patrol trooper. Moreover, his dedication to his country was evident as he served as a U.S. Marine.
Smith’s colleagues and those who knew him remember him fondly. The sheriff’s office emphasized his memorable characteristics in their Facebook announcement, recalling his “cheery disposition” and his gift for storytelling. More than anything, he was recognized as someone always ready to extend a helping hand, whether he was on duty or off.
While the community mourns this loss, details regarding funeral arrangements for Deputy Smith remain pending.