September 22, 2015

Nathan-Michael Smith - Virginia State Trooper Fatality

Nathan-Michael Smith
Trooper Nathan-Michael Smith, age 27, died in the line of duty on September 21, 2015, at a hospital in Richmond, Virginia.

Trooper Smith was a member of the Virginia State Police. He was assigned to the Richmond Division Area 7 Office. He had 1 year and 3 months of service. 

He was known as Nate to his family and friends.

At about 7:10 a.m., Nate responded to a call that a trooper was in distress in Dinwiddie County. It was erroneously reported that a trooper was receiving CPR at an accident scene when in fact the trooper was performing CPR on a civilian crash victim at the scene.

As Nate was heading to the accident site, his patrol car left the highway in Prince George County and struck several trees. Nate was flown to a hospital in Richmond where tragically he succumbed to his injuries.

Nate was a graduate of Nansemond River High School in Suffolk, Virginia.  He later attended Norfolk State University.  He graduated from the Police Academy in June of 2014. 

If you wish to help the family with expenses, you may contribute to the Virginia State Police Association.  Click on Emergency Relief Fund. It is important to put "Smith" in the note section of your Paypal contribution.

Friends stated that Nate was a good man with a good heart. He will be forever
Michael, Patron Saint of the Police, pray for
Nathan-Michael and for those who have
lost him. 

The Virginia State Police are in mourning over the death of their young brother. He was proud to be a State Trooper. He did his best. He will be forever remembered.

Nate's loved ones are devastated over his sudden and tragic death. He was a loving son, husband and father. He will be forever mourned.

Nate is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother and father, his wife and his two children.

Thank you for your service to Virginia, Nate.

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 Nathan-Michael is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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