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HUNDREDS PAY RESPECTS AT FUNERAL OF NEBRASKA STATE TROOPER

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More than 300 people, including Gov. Pete Ricketts and law enforcement officers from around the country, attended the funeral of a Nebraska state trooper killed in a crash in western Nebraska.

The funeral (Thursday) for 51-year-old Trooper Jerry Smith was held in Scottsbluff, a week after he died in a crash on Highway 26 in western Nebraska that also killed a 28-year-old man.

Smith, who had a lengthy career in the military that included being awarded a Bronze Star Medal, joined the patrol at age 47.

Family members follow the casket of Nebraska state trooper Jerry L. Smith Thursday June 27th, 2019 in Scottsbluff NE. Smith was killed in an automobile accident June 20. JEFF BUNDY/THE WORLD-HERALD

He was believed to be the oldest person to complete the patrol’s Basic Recruit Camp.

Smith is survived by his wife of more than 30 years and three adult children.

Photos courtesy Omaha World Herald