BATON ROUGE, LA (KPLC) - Bobby Smith, the trooper that lost his sight in 1986 when he was shot in the face, died Sunday morning according to the Louisiana State Police.
"We lost an indelible soul this morning... Bobby Smith," said Colonel Mike Edmonson, Louisiana State Police Superintendent.
Smith lost his sight in 1986 when he was shot in the face, after the incident he lost his wife and his job, but he didn't let that stop him.
He later earned a Ph.D. before writing several books setting out on a path to help others.
In 2008, Colonel Edmonson welcomed Bobby back into the LSP family where he became an invaluable staff adviser and helped establish the Trooper Assistance Program where he served as a peer counselor for his fellow Troopers.
To know more about Bobby's legacy visit www.visionsofcourage.com.
Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later date.