COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The Columbus Police Department is sending representatives to the funeral for Officer Jody Smith, who was shot and later died after responding to a domestic dispute one week ago.
Captain Curtis Lockett and Lieutenant Rick Bowers went to Officer Nick Smarr's funeral on Sunday.
The department says it's important to show support for all law enforcement when someone is killed in the line of duty.
"We'll be traveling along with us we'll have the Columbus State University and other honor guard agencies along with the motor squad units in the Columbus Police Department," Cpl. Gary Marshall said.
Cpl. Marshall says his agency will be paying tribute and showing respect to officer Smith.
Other honor guard units are also in attendance at Smith's funeral.