Troy Louis Smith

September 25, 1973June 24, 2018
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Troy Louis Smith passed away on Sunday, June 24, 2018 at the age of 44. He was the beloved husband of Shantel Smith. Father of Dominic Smith and Gabriel Smith, as well as step-father of Vayda Wagner and Layla Wagner. Son of the late Linda Smith and Isiah Smith. He is also survived by aunts, uncles, other relatives, and friends. Troy spent the majority of his adult life in service to his community. He was a civilian contractor with the Department of Defense, a retired New Orleans Police SOD, current instructor and hostage negotiator with Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, and 1st Lieutenant in the Mississippi State Guard. In addition, he was a Free Mason and alumni of St. Augustine High School. A Funeral Mass will be held at White Dove Fellowship, 3600 Manhattan Blvd., Harvey, on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 10:00 AM. Visitation will begin at the Church at 7:30 AM. Interment will follow in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in New Orleans. Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral home is in charge of arrangements. Express condolences at


  • Visitation Saturday, June 30, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Saturday, June 30, 2018

Troy Louis Smith

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Connie Dutreil

July 13, 2018

RIP my friend . We had some good times partying. Fly high in heaven. Mike and I are going to miss you a lot. You are our Angel now!

Stephanie Drew

July 12, 2018

Troy was my classmate in the Master's Program at Norwich. He always had a kind word in our discussions and it was so wonderful learning about his experiences. He will be missed. Keeping you in thoughts and prayers.

Valicia Lewis

July 12, 2018


I knew you many moons ago when I worked in Orleans Parish Juvenile Court and you were just starting out with NOPD. Also, being a resident of New Orleans, I would get the opportunity to run into you periodically. There was never a moment when you did not have a smile on your face or a kind word to say. My mother and I were at Oakwood Mall one time and I hear across the mall, V, hey boo, and you took the time to stop and meet her and talked to us for what seemed like hours. After I left Orleans Juvenile, I didn't get to see you as much. But when I did, you didn't hesitate to talk to me and see how things were going with me and always asked about my parents. And of course, you always had that big smile.

We jump to 2010, I started working as a dispatcher for JPSO. Years later I am on the radio and hear a familiar voice and saw T. Smith come up on the radio. I knew I was going to the phones right after ( I was relieving another dispatcher for a break) so I had you call HQ. When I answered the phone, the first thing you said was "hey boo". I asked if this was Troy Smith, and you said the one and only. We talked for a few and caught up (not long because we all know the phones were recorded lol). But it was really nice to hear that friendly voice and just know that you were smiling on the other end of that phone.

Sorry for the long memory, but there are so many good things to say about Troy. Especially knowing someone for 20+ years.
I am sorry that I didn't get to make your services, but unforeseen circumstances prevented us from going. But I know you would understand.

I am just glad to say that I could call you not only a co-worker, but a friend. You will be sadly missed and always thought of. And I will miss seeing your smile either in person or in pictures.

Keep patrolling the streets of Heaven, watch over your boys, and watch over your brothers and sisters in blue.

This is not goodbye, it is until we meet again.

Love always, V

Yolande Witter

July 11, 2018

I did not know Troy personally, but I am a current student and a retired veteran and would like to extend my sincere condolence to his family and friends. May you find peace in this time of grief.

Kevin Hicks

July 11, 2018

I did not know Troy, but as a Norwich University Alumn and a current Jefferson Parish resident I wish to offer my sincere condolences to his family and friends. I’ve heard nothing but great things about him. My prayers to you all.

Jennifer Hendrick

July 11, 2018

I did not know him personally, but as a fellow Norwich student I want to extend my deepest sympathies to his family and thank them for his service to his community!

Al Paz

July 11, 2018

As an alumni of Norwich University, I am sending my condolences to Troy’s family. Rest in peace Troy.

Brandon Devezin I

July 11, 2018

Rest easy Purple...

Deb Larrieu

July 1, 2018

One of the most genuine souls I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. His smile was infectious and his heart huge. Troy was so knowledgeable and passionate about his career. By far one of the best instructors ever. Until I see you again, rest easy my friend. I’m gonna miss hearing “hey baby girl what’s up?”

Michael Mayer

July 1, 2018

Troy, you were one of the most patient, thorough, and intelligent instructors I have ever known. In addition, your kind and thoughtful demeanor always made me feel comfortable, even in the most stressful of situations. You were a great friend to me and the JGO/JIR family. I will miss you and your professional talents very much. Please watch over our good souls here on earth. Many prayers to your family.