Allied Law Enforcement Agencies to Help Patrol BART System During Funeral on Wednesday & Thursday

January 28, 2014 · 10 comments

Wednesday, Jan. 29, is the funeral for BART police officer, Sgt. Tommy Smith. Many personnel from the BART Police Department will attend the funeral to honor him and support his family. To maintain the safety of BART’s customers and security on the system, allied agencies’ law enforcement personnel will assist by covering BART stations, trains, and other facilities from 7am on Jan. 29th until 7am on Jan. 30th.

BART says you can help by reporting any suspicious activity or unsafe conditions you may see. Call BART police at 510-464-7000.

“We appreciate the messages of support and sympathy we have received from the people of the Bay Area. Thank you for your understanding during this difficult time”, BART Police said.

1 Horse'n Around January 28, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Thank you Mr. Mayor for deleting those comments. Being a LEO family, I found that very wrong. We’ll be there to show our support.

2 MikeyV January 28, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Well, this will be a boring topic if Mayor deletes all the posts…

3 The Authority January 28, 2014 at 3:06 PM

Why does this have to be a topic? Perhaps the mayor is just sharing information. Perhaps we can give the conspiracy theories and the grievance mongering a break for long enough to put Sgt Smith to rest.

4 Bubbles January 28, 2014 at 4:38 PM

Heaven for bid people act like human beings and respect the loss of a life! This man gave his life to protect us! Have some decency!

5 Atticus Thraxx January 28, 2014 at 5:35 PM

It’s supposed to be boring, let them bury their brother.

6 Anon January 28, 2014 at 6:35 PM

NO one should get Overtime for this–they should do it for free

7 foxylady January 28, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Anon @ #6:
Who are you to say what others should do?
Reading the headline it states that officers from other organizations will be filling in for BART police. That means they will protecting BART patrons in addition to the folks they already protect. I would imagine at least some officers will be working hours in addition to the ones they already are scheduled to work. As such they are entitled to pay in addition to their regular pay. Their jobs are dangerous and extremely important. Without the police our lives would be chaos . Why in the world would you expect them to risk their lives for free?

8 Lion January 29, 2014 at 9:27 AM

“Without the police our lives would be chaos ” Really? Not the prevailing opinion.

9 Horse'n Around January 29, 2014 at 12:28 PM

Anon = old concord

10 ChampagneKitty January 29, 2014 at 1:15 PM

I stopped at my local neighborhood 7-11 today, two uniformed police officers were there, one with BART and the other with Concord P.D. Nothing was going on; I know the BART one was there as a customer. They stood outside the store talking and I said hello to them both. They both had black armbands around their badges.

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