Smith was committed to a law enforcement career of dedication and service to his family, friends, community, state, and country for nearly five years until his death.
He was a graduate of the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy and was a member of the Indiana State Police Alliance. He was the recipient of two lifesaving awards for heroism. He also served with the Indiana National Guard since 2011.
Smith was a graduate of Whiteland High School where he played football and wrestled. His football coach Derrick Fisher laid a No. 29 Warriors home jersey as a lasting tribute on Smith’s patrol car at the state police post on East 21st Street.
Fisher praised Smith for his “commitment of service and giving back to the town that he grew up in” and for being “a servant leader.”
Smith is survived by his wife, Megan, a teacher at the Clark-Pleasant Early Learning Center, and children, Paisley Grace and Oakley Rose, among several family members. They are members of Emmanuel Church in Greenwood.
Services for Smith will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Church, 1640 W. Stones Crossing Road, Greenwood, and telecast live and streamed by local television stations. Friends may call Thursday, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Emmanuel Church.
Burial with honors will follow the service Friday at Crown Hill Cemetery in the Heroes of Public Safety section.
“The Aaron Smith Benefit Fund” has been established to assist his family by the Indiana Members Credit Union locations in Greenwood at 1115 N. Madison Ave. and 1604 S. State Road 135.
We praise Smith for his law enforcement and community service as well as all who serve as Indiana State Troopers to keep all Hoosiers safe.
(Note: Online condolences may be sent to the family at: www.swartzmortuary.com.)