The article below is a repost from the Center for Safe Schools website in honor of Don Smith. Don was a good friend of PASAP and SAP in Pennsylvania. He presented at our conference several times. He will greatly missed.
December 8, 2015 – It is with great sadness that the Center for Safe Schools announces that emergency planning and response management coordinator, Donald W. Smith, Jr., passed away Friday following a five-year battle with cancer.
Don was a charismatic and compassionate professional who devoted his career and life to keeping communities and schools safe.
The professional relationship and personal friendship we had with Don have been a source of enrichment and enjoyment to all of us. Don was held in the highest regard by his Center colleagues and by many others with whom he worked in school safety, law enforcement and emergency response.
Center staff will remember Don for his energy, optimism, enthusiasm, good humor and tireless efforts. He will be dearly missed.