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Sumpter County Sheriff's Office Patch
Resided: GA, USA
Born: Jan. 08, 1948  
Fallen: Oct. 14, 2020
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 72 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Sumter County Sheriff's Office - GA
352 McMath Mill Road  
Americus, GA   31719   USA
(229)924-4094
County: Sumter
Dept. Type: County/Police
Hero's Rank: Sheriff
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
Badge: 001
On The Job: 48 years
Bio: Pete Smith was born in Americus, GA. He was the son of the late Morris Broughton Smith and the late Evelyn Jennings Smith. Pete graduated from Americus Highschool. He served in the United States Army Reserves.

Pete was a State Trooper with the Georgia State Patrol for 32 years. He retired a Master Trooper in the Safety Education Division of the Georgia State Patrol. After retirement he was elected Sumter County Sherriff and served Sumter County for the past 16 years. He was a member of the Georgia Sheriff Association, a member of the Board of Directors and past President of the Georgia Sheriffs Youth Home.

Pete was appointed by the Governor to serve as a member of the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council. He enjoyed the outdoors. Hunting and fishing with family and friends.

Pete was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many people of Sumter County and people all over Georgia.

Survived by:
Dorothy Carol Robinson Smith - Wife
Daughter
Hope Deriso (Don) of Americus, Kerri Ewing (Bo) of Americus & Amy Davis of Eastman

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Location: GA   USA
Summary: Sheriff Pete Smith died after contracting COVID-19 while on duty.

Sheriff Smith had served as the elected sheriff of Sumter County for 16 years. ====================================================================

COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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