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- Sep. 27, 2021 -
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Owasso Police Dept. Patch
Resided: OK, USA
Born: May. 11, 1968  
Fallen: Sep. 27, 2021
Race/Sex: Caucasian Male / 53 yrs. of age
Agency
Dept: Owasso Police Dept. - OK
111 N Main St  
Owasso, OK   74055   USA
(918)272-2244
County: Tulsa
Dept. Type: Municipal/Police
Hero's Rank: Patrolman
Sworn Date: Unk
FBI Class: Death - Biological
Weapon Class: COVID-19
Agency URL: Click Here
On The Job: 26 years
Bio: Officer Howard Kritzer Smith III was born in Spokane, Washington to Howard Kritzer Smith II and Grace Marie (Higdon) Kirby.

Howard was raised and educated in Meeker, Oklahoma, and graduated with the Meeker High School Class of 1987. He then went on to attend classes at St Gregoryís University in Shawnee, Oklahoma and Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

Howard was married on October 1, 1996, in Las Vegas, Nevada to Susan Cathleen (Daniels) Smith. He spent most of his working life as a police officer with the Owasso Police Department for 26 years. In his time with the department, Howard has served on the Honor Guard and as the Assistant S.W.A.T. Commander. He enjoyed a variety of past times such as going to the lake, jeeping, playing pranks, and serving as Toriís modeling manager.

Survived by:
Susan - Wife
and daughter

Fatal Incident Summary
Offender: No Info
Summary: Officer Howard K. Smith, III died from complications as the result of contracting COVID-19 in the line of duty.

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COVID-19, a flu-like virus, originated in Wuhan, China. Worth a mention, the Chinese Government had a biological research facility in that very province. At this point, it was widely held that COVID-19 was a bat-coronavirus and the first case was discovered in Wuhan in Oct. 2019.

On Dec. 31, 2019, Chinese authorities alerted the World Health Organization of pneumonia cases in Wuhan City, Hubei province, China, with an unknown cause. Jan 7, 2020 Chinese authorities identify a new type of coronavirus (called novel coronavirus or nCoV).

Despite deaths and an entire Chinese Province(Hubei) quarantined by the Chinese Government, the World Health Organization(WHO) simply declares a global public-health emergency. Despite this serious understatement, on January 31st, President Trump bans foreign nationals from entering the US if they were in China within the prior two weeks. Despite a large public outcry of racism, this move likely saved 1000's of American lives, it would later be deemed.

After a full blown global infection, and an entire country being declared on 'Lockdown'(Italy), on March 11th, WHO declared the outbreak a pandemic. This same day, President Trump bans all travel from 26 European countries. On Mar. 13th, a US national emergency is declared over the novel coronavirus outbreak.

On Mar. 23rd, New York City confirms 21,000 cases, making it the biggest epicenter of the outbreak in the US. On Mar. 31, more than 1/3 of humanity is under some form of lockdown. On Apr. 2nd, the world passes one million COVID-19 infections.

On April 7th, roughly 95% of all Americans are under lockdown, as 42 states issue stay-at-home orders. The entire American economy has ground to a halt. Congress passed laws awarding trillions in grants, loans and other types of assistance to the American working population and businesses.

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