Fallen officer Jody Smith saves lives after death as organ donor

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Officer Jody Smith of the Georgia Southwestern University Police Department was killed in Americus, Ga. in December.
AMERICUS, Ga. -- The tributes and stories of bravery of the two officers killed in Americus keep pouring in, but there's one story that even more touching.

Officer Jody Smith, the Georgia Southwestern State University officer who lost his life protecting his community, is still saving lives even through his death.

Smith, who died next to best friend Nick Smarr while answering a domestic dispute call last week, chose to be an organ donor.

Smith’s father, Johnny, wrote on Facebook he couldn't be prouder.

“Jody not only is a brave hero in life, but he is a hero in death,” he wrote. “He may save as many as seven people's lives. My beloved son is still saving lives...No greater love has any man as to lay down his life for another.”

Johnny ends the post, with the touching words: “My son, you are still making me proud, you are my hero.” Continue reading

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