Police Officer Rodney Smith, Hickman Police Department, Kentucky. End of Watch Friday, March 2, 2018
RODNEY SMITH. Police Officer Rodney Smith drowned when his patrol car was washed into a flooded field off of Bernal Avenue. The area had become flooded as a result of the overflowing Bayou de Chien. He was checking the area when he went missing at approximately 9:15 pm. Multiple agencies responded to the area and began a massive search. His body and patrol were located separately in a flooded field off of Bernal Avenue the following morning.