Honor Mission
D/Sgt Eric R. Smith
Law Enforcement Officer
Multi-City, NY - 03/22/2021
Mission applies to the following Region(s): Region 4, Region 5
About the Mission: The Patriot Guard Riders will stand in silent honor for the life and service of Detective Sergeant Eric R. "Bub" Smith. Detective Smith, 37 of Troy, passed on Monday, March 15, 2021.

Born in Troy, Bub was a graduate of SUNY Albany. He began a career in law enforcement with the Troy Police Department. Throughout his 12 years of service he moved through the ranks to become a decorated sergeant detective. Serving and giving back to his community began with his career as a volunteer fireman with Mountain View Fire Department where he served beside his father.

Portions of the above narrative are contained in Detective Smith's obituary, available for viewing online on the Times Union Legacy website by clicking HERE
Primary Staging Date: 03/22/2021
Primary Staging Time: 09:00
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Staging Location: St. Jude The Apostle Church
43 Brookside Ave.
Wynantskill, NY 12198
Lead Ride Captain: Bob Smith
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Special Covid-19 Mission Guidelines:

The Mandatory Rules for Covid-19 protection practices...these WILL be strictly enforced.

  • Stay a minimum of 6 feet apart from each other at all times.
  • No handshaking or any other physical contact of any kind..
  • Follow all Covid-19 protection practices as described on the CDC website.
  • Click this url to review: CDC - Prevent Getting Sick
  • Here is the link for the NYS rules: NYS Guidelines
  • * If you are not feeling well in any way, please do not attend this Mission.
  • ** ADDITIONAL MANDATORY REQUIREMENT: Wearing a protective face covering of some kind is required...homemade face-mask, bandanna, etc. (Patriotic face coverings would be particularly appropriate) This will not only provide an extra layer of protection to ourselves and others, but will send the message that the PGR takes this crisis seriously and is performing this Mission responsibly.
Special Information: Staging at the church with a flag line for the arrival of the funeral cortege.  Services scheduled for 09:30 am. Following church services and dignified transfer, PGR will join law enforcement and fire department agencies in the escorting to St. Joseph's Cemetery, 156 Mann Ave., Troy, NY 12180, for interment with honors.
Submitted by: Ray Sestak
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