Hundreds say good-bye to a Baldwin County hero

ROBERTSDALE, Ala. (WKRG) — It wasn’t a funeral — it was a celebration of Deputy Bill Smith’s life. The first speaker, Bill’s boss Sheriff Hoss Mack, began his eulogy with a list of attributes. “The man, the husband, the father, brother, volunteer, friend, firefighter, leader, teacher, deputy sheriff, instructor, lifesaver, organ donor, hero.”

Any one of those attributes would be enough for some, but the sheriff said Bill Smith possessed them all.

The service complete with “Amazing Grace” being played on bagpipes, outside the Baldwin Couny Coliseum a 21-gun salute, Taps, and a flyover by Alabama Law Enforcement helicopters in the missing man formation.

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