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February 4, 2014 > BART Sergeant Smith honored

BART Sergeant Smith honored

Submitted By Laurel Skurko

Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward turned out to honor alumnus (Moreau 1989) BART Sergeant Tom Smith ('89) who recently died in the line of duty. Moreau Catholic High School students, faculty and staff lined Mission Boulevard, in front of the school, to honor BART Sergeant Tommy Smith (Moreau Class of '89) and support his family as the funeral procession passed by the school on January 29th. Banners and a special message on the school marquee sent a sad and fond farewell.

Members of the Campus Ministry Team, among other students, spent time in reflection while creating the signs. Tender moments during their work together included a student reading a prayer she had been inspired to write for the Smith family. Both those who knew Tommy personally and those who only knew him by reputation shared heartfelt words of sorrow for his passing and pride in the life he led. The word ÒfamilyÓ resounded as the Mariner community joined to support the Smith family during this difficult time. Being able to participate in this way brought some sense of comfort and peace to our community during this difficult time.

The entire Moreau Catholic High School community mourns the tragic loss of Officer Tom Smith. Dani Lorta, Director of Alumni Relations at Moreau Catholic High School, was his classmate. She says, ÒTommy was a leader in our community. He was someone who was as committed to his career, as he was to his friends and family. We are reeling from the loss and are staying in close contact to support the many people whose lives he touched so deeply.Ó

Please join us in keeping the Smith family in your thoughts and prayers.

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