The nursing understudies, including Jessica Knights and Kennedy Cann, are colleagues of Officer Smarr’s sweetheart, Rachel Harrod. They said Tuesday that Harrod’s capacity to have trust in this season of catastrophe motivated their pledge drive. “I know it hit me truly hard, being companions with Rachel, knowing her heart, comprehending what she’s been through this semester as of now,” said Cann.

Cann and Knights said that Harrod’s more youthful sibling kicked the bucket in an auto wreck only a couple of months before her sweetheart’s passing a week ago. “The things that she has been through, in only a six month timeframe, is sufficient to bring even the greatest and baddest down,” said Knights.

The pledge drive is through shirt deals. The gathering of understudies thought of the thought once they discovered what happened last Wednesday. “When I discovered it was him (Smarr), I got on Facebook and began a gathering message with the gathering of nursing understudies that adoration and know Rachel,” said Knights.

Harrod’s peppy demeanor in spite of the tragedies she has experienced for the current year propelled the young ladies to venture up and help the friends and family of the fallen siblings in blue. “She has given us trust in times when a great many people wouldn’t have any,” Knights said. Cann and Knights set up a table outside “The Maze,” an Americus business, Friday and Saturday to kick begin their shirt deals.

The reaction was overpowering. “This people group has truly ventured up and indicated the amount they bolster and cherished those two officers,” said Knights.

In this way, they’ve raised more than $12,000 that will go straightforwardly to the groups of Officer Smarr and Officer Smith. “I think when we see individuals later not far off wearing these shirts, it will remind every one of us how Americus met up amidst a disaster,” said Cann. The young ladies are utilizing this as a chance to be there for a companion who has been there for them a thousand circumstances over.