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Fallen Officer Jody Smith continues to save lives through organ donation

Officer Jody Smith (Source: Facebook) Officer Jody Smith (Source: Facebook)
(Source: GSW) (Source: GSW)
GSW Campus Police Chief Michael Tracy (Source: WALB) GSW Campus Police Chief Michael Tracy (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

As family and friends are grieving, they are sharing more about the life of fallen Georgia Southwestern State University Officer Jody Smith, who was shot and killed alongside Americus Police Officer Nicholas Smarr last week while responding to a domestic call.

GSW Campus Police Chief Michael Tracy said Officer Smith fit right in with his crew.

He had only worked for the campus police for three months when tragedy struck last week, taking his life.

But it has been confirmed that Smith was an organ donor.

His father posted on Facebook saying he had the opportunity to save as many as seven people's lives through organ donation.

"You know, I don't have any doubt of that. We really haven't gotten a number of how many, and that was part of what delayed the funeral or we would have had them both together," said GSW Campus Police Chief Michael Tracy.

The post has been shared more than 3,000 times and more than 12,000 people have reacted to the post by Officer Smith's father.

Officer Smith's funeral will be held on Wednesday at the Storm Dome on GSW's campus at 11 a.m.

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