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Americus Police officer Nicholas Smarr and partner Jody Smith were shot and killed responding to a domestic disturbance call near Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus in December of last year.


Smarr’s mother Janice began noticing footprints and mud on her son’s grave in Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus. She assumed the worst, and a family member installed a security camera near Smarr’s grave, according to WGXA.

Janice Smarr told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution her son “already died for the city […] He needs to lie in peace.”

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The worst was confirmed when the camera caught four people a 17-year-old boy and three younger girls trespassing on the slain officer’s grave. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that police recognized and positively identified all four.

17-year-old Kaheem D. Chambers is being named and charged as an adult with one count of criminal trespass for allegedly walking, standing and spitting on Smarr’s grave.

Two of the girls, who are not being named because of their age, have existing juvenile records.

No charges have been filed against any of the four to address vandalism at the gravesite.

Patrick is a content editor for Rare.
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