November 7, 2014

Holmes Smith Jr. - Law Enforcement - South Carolina

Holmes Smith Jr. 
Investigator Holmes Nathaniel Smith Jr., age 45, of Sumter, South Carolina, died in the line of duty on November 5, 2014, on a highway in Alcolu, South Carolina.

Holmes was a member of the Clarendon County Sheriff's Department based in Manning, South Carolina. He had 19 years of service in law enforcement.

Holmes had attended a meeting with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division special agents in Sumter County as part of an auto theft investigation.

At about 2:30 p.m., he was driving back to Clarendon County when he suffered a heart attack. His vehicle veered off the roadway and struck a tree. Holmes suffered fatal blunt force trauma to his head.

Holmes was born in Columbia, S.C. 

Friends describe Holmes as courteous, friendly and helpful. He will be forever missed. 

The Clarendon County Sheriff's Department is in mourning over the death of their
Michael, Archangel, Patron Saint of the Police,
pray for Holmes and for those who have lost him
brother. He will be forever remembered.

Holmes' loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.

Holmes is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Frances Smith; his wife, Tonia Mallett Smith; his five children, and his mother and father in law, Ruth and Bill Mallett. He was predeceased by his father, Holmes Nathaniel Smith Sr.

Thank you for your service to the community, Holmes.

Pray for all who die in the line of duty.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

Pray that Holmes is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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