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Det. Eric Smith Special Services Itinerary

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Special Services Itinerary

  1. Thursday, April 11, 2013 - Candle light memorial service scheduled to be held on the front steps of Police HQ at 6:00 pm.
  • Police Chaplain (Prayer)
  • Mayor Johnson (Tentative)
  • Chief Coleman  
  • Detective Wilson (Special)
  • Deputy Chief  Hearn (Lighting of Candle)
  • Command staff long sleeve white shirt & tie
  • PEG – PA system
  • D.A.R.T. Unit s (Blue Lights & blocking of Pascagoula St.)
  • Jay Johnson (Photography).


  1. Friday, April 12, 2013 – Detective Eric T. Smith Family hour.
  • Family Hour 6:00 pm to 8:00pm.
  • Location:  Blacks Chapel Church 3425 Robinson Street
  • Escort – Motor Unit (Cmdr. Odom/Sgt. Pippin)
  • D.A.R.T. - traffic
  • Honor Guard (Lt. Taylor) reporting time pending.


  1. Saturday, April 13, 2013 11:00 am Jackson State University  (AAC)
  • Escort – Motor Unit (Cmdr. Odom/Sgt. Pippin)
  • Honor Guard (Lt. Taylor) reporting time pending.
    • Ø Pallbearers
    • Ø 21-Gun Salute
    • Ø Folding of U.S. Flag
    • Ø Taps
    • Ø Casket Watch
  • Ushers – D.A.R.T. Officers (Sgt. Jones, Harris, Buckley)
  • Burglary suppression – D.A.R.T. (Sgt. Jones/Harris) & Precinct Two.
  • Active Pallbearers – (5)-J.P.D. Honor Guard & (1)- Baton Rouge P.D.
  • Captain Ken Chapman – Salvation Army (601) 559-9276 hydration station (contact pending). Requested set at JSU and JPD Training Academy for repast.
  • Colonel Holmes MHP – requesting to assist with escorts and traffic control (601) 383-2856 (requested 10-Troppers).
  • Chief Coleman will present flag to widow.
  • A/C Vance will present shadow box to widow.
  • Commander Seavey will call all officers to the position of attention and will be in charge of 911 Communications officers last call. JPD marked patrol cruiser will be positioned near graveside. Precinct Four Crime Stoppers vehicle will be utilized for this detail and will be on post at graveside at 11:00am. 
  • Bagpipes – Kris Carmichael (tentative).
  • Jackson Fire Department "Draping of U. S. Flag" Prentiss & Robinson.
  • Jay Johnson (Photography)   
  • PEG (Photography) 2-D.A.R.T. Officer's will escort PEG personnel from location to location (Officer George Fields & Officer Anthony Johnson).
  • PEG's personnel

Linda Jacobs-------------------------------601-540-6410 

Mike Williams-----------------------------601-259-1893

Lewis Ratliff-------------------------------601-259-9572    

  • Interment – Autumnwoods Cemetery (Precinct -3 at Northside Dr. Country Club).

 Repast – Cmdr. Daughtry in charge. The repast will be held at the Jackson Police Department Training Academy.

    • Ø D.A.R.T. will handle burglary suppression & Precinct Two
    • Ø All donations are requested by 10:00 am Thursday, April 11, 2013.
    • Ø Contacts :  Sandra Hodge  960-1907

                  Gloria Smith  960-1217      

  • Uniform of the day for (all) Jackson Police Officers
    • Ø Uniform Hat
    • Ø Long Sleeve (White Shirts for Command Staff)
    • Ø Tie
  • Meeting with JSU on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 11:00 am.
    • Ø D/C Wall
    • Ø Cmdr. Odom
    • Ø Lt. Taylor & Honor guard members
    • Ø Sgt. Jones
    • Ø Sgt. Harris
    • Ø Sgt. Buckley
    • Ø PEG's
    • Ø MHP
    • Ø Hinds County S.O.
    • Ø Pearl P.D.
    • Ø Madison P.D.
    • Ø AMR
    • Ø 1000 – seats to be placed on floor
  • Westhaven Memorial Funeral Home is handling the service.
  • Tentative  - final escort route
    • Ø All officers will walk and line both sides of Prentiss Street.
    • Ø Honor Guard members will walk beside and behind the funeral carriage.
    • Ø Escort will proceed north on Prentiss Street to Robinson Street.
    • Ø West on Robinson Street to Buena Vista Ave.
    • Ø Escort will (pause) at Robinson Street & Buena Vista Ave. for 10-minutes in order to allow officers to return to vehicles and follow in to line.
    • Ø Escort will proceed west on Robinson Street to Ellis Ave.
    • Ø Escort will proceed south on Ellis Ave. to Highway 80.
    • Ø Escort will proceed west on Highway 80 to the I-220 north on ramp.
    • Ø Escort will proceed north on I-220 to Medgar Evers off ramp.
    • Ø Escort will proceed south on Medgar Evers to Northside Drive.
    • Ø Escort will proceed west on Northside Drive to the Autumnwoods Cemetery at Northside Drive and Country Club.
  • A breakdown of Honor Guard activities at the grave side will be provided prior to Saturday's services.
  • Honor Guard detail graveside (8-steps).
  1. Pallbearers position casket and post.
  2. Honor Guard (Folding of Flag).
  3. Chief Coleman receives flag and makes presentation to the widow.
  4. A/C Vance receives shadow box and makes presentation to the widow.
  5. Honor Guard (21-Gun salute).
  6. Commander Seavey 911-Communications Last Call.
  7. Taps
  8. Bagpipes         


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