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Jerry was the first president of the Alamo Area Crime Prevention Association, elected at the founding of the association in 1984.  He was a visionary of crime prevention, being a founding member and second elected president of the Texas Crime Prevention Association, serving between 1976 1977. 

Jerry had many roles during his distinguished career, serving as chief of police in Leon Valley, Live Oak and Hondo.  Prior to taking the position of chief of police in Hondo, Jerry served as the first regional crime prevention specialist for the Alamo Area Council of Governments.  Jerry later returned to AACOG as the Criminal Justice Programs Manager, having oversight of grants for equipment and personnel for police agencies in the region.  Jerry died December 30, 1997 from an illness.  His survivors included wife Vickie and daughter Shannon.


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Rest In Peace

In Memory of Jerry W Smith

born on December 16th, 1944
who passed away on
December 30th, 1997
at the age of 53 years