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Beloved Retired Orangetown PD Officer Robert “Smitty” Smith Passes Away

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It is with deep sadness we share the passing of Retired Orangetown Police Department Officer Robert “Smitty” G Smith

Robert G. Smith Jr. of Pearl River, NY passed away on Monday, December 26, 2022. He was 67. Smitty worked as a police officer for 32 years. He began his career in 1983 working for the NYPD in the 47th Precinct. In September 1984 he transferred to the Orangetown Police Department where he worked until his retirement in 2015.

Robert was born October 10, 1955 in Suffern, NY to Robert G. and Leila Smith. He was a graduate of Pearl River High School in 1973.

Locally, he was a member of the Pearl River Hook & Ladder Co#1.

Smitty loved being a police officer and working in the community he grew up in. He was a huge sports fan, a life time fan of the NY Giants and NY Yankees. He also enjoyed boating on the Hudson River and spending time with family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen; mother, Leila; sisters, Cindy Balzano (Louis), Sandra Drayton (Kevin) and brother, Thomas. He is also survived by his nephew, Matthew Balzano and nieces, Frannie and Kate Drayton. He is predeceased by his father, Robert G. Smith Sr.

A Funeral service will be held 10:30 AM, Friday at the United Methodist Church, Pearl River. Burial will follow at Rockland Cemetery, Sparkill, NY. Visiting is Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Wyman-Fisher Funeral Home Inc.

Smitty as he was affectionately called had a stellar reputation within law enforcement and was beloved by the community he served. We ask you keep his family in your prayers during this difficult time.

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Clarkstown Police Were On The Scene Of A One Car Accident In Nanuet

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Clarkstown Police units were on the scene of a one car accident in the area of Church St & Norwood Pl. in Nanuet. Nanuet FD and Nanuet Ambulance on scene. The sole occupant was transported to an area hospital by Nanuet Community Ambulance Corps

                     PLEASE DO NOT DRIVE AND TEXT, THIS IS WHAT CAN HAPPEN.

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The Clarkstown Police Department Is Committed To Ensuring The Safety Of All Drivers, Passengers And Pedestrians On Our Roadways

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The Clarkstown Police Department is committed to ensuring the safety of all drivers, passengers and pedestrians on our roadways.
The national distracted driving high visibility enforcement (HVE) campaign kicks off April 1 with a new tagline, Put the Phone Away or Pay. This distracted driving enforcement campaign reminds drivers of the deadly dangers and the legal consequences – including fines – of distracted driving.
Distracted driving is not just a thoughtless mistake. It is a deadly trend on American roadways, and it is getting worse. We must all do our part.
32,657 people died in distraction-affected crashes over the 10-year period from 2012 to 2021. In 2021 there were 3,522 people killed and an estimated additional 362,415 people injured in motor vehicle traffic crashes involving distracted drivers. This was an increase of 380 fatalities compared to 2020.

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