Wilson police captain laid to rest today

Wilson police officer carried back home after dying in line of duty from a medical condition, officials say
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 9:36 AM EST
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WILSON, N.C. (WITN) - A Wilson police captain will be laid to rest Friday.

A funeral for Capt. Reggie Smith will be held at Stevens Funeral Home in Wilson from 1- 6 p.m.

The funeral service will be held on Friday. A homegoing celebration will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at L.N. Forbes Tabernacle OFWB in Wilson with full law enforcement rites. A burial will follow in the Rest Haven Cemetery.

Officials say Smith, a longtime police officer and mentor, died last week while on the job from a medical condition.

“Captain Smith was an integral part of the Wilson Police Athletic League, most recently serving as president. Captain Smith served as a mentor and friend to countless Wilson youth.”

Wilson Police Department

Police say Smith was with the department for nearly 23 years. He started out as a patrol officer, and progressed through the ranks and was promoted to captain in 2018.

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