Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
Honors Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith
Tuesday, April 13, 2021

 
Today I want to pay tribute to Iowa State Patrol Sergeant Jim Smith, who courageously gave his life in the line of duty this past Friday.
 
Sergeant Smith, a 27-year Iowa State Patrol veteran and tactical team leader, put himself in harm’s way on behalf of his fellow Iowans last week and it cost him everything.
 
Sergeant Smith is being remembered as a dedicated father, a loyal public servant and a man of God who left a positive impression on all he encountered.
 
I mourn with his family, fellow troopers, friends and the entire Independence, Iowa community at this tragic loss.