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Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401
The funeral for Iowa State Patrol Sgt. Jim Smith will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the Independence Community High School gym. The service will be livestreamed in the video player above.
Smith, 51, a 27-year-veteran of the Iowa State Patrol, was shot and killed April 9 during a standoff with Michael Thomas Lang, 41. Lang is charged with first-degree murder.
A Cedar Rapids native, Smith lived in Independence, according to his obituary. He and his wife, Kathryn, were married for 27 years and have two children, Zander and Jazlyn.
Smith was stationed with State Patrol District 10 in Oelwein. During his tenure with the patrol, Smith became a member of the Iowa State Patrol Tactical Team and served with the team for 26 years and led them for five.