• Slain officer's girlfriend: "We didn't make it"

    By: Mark Davis | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


    Rachel Harrod should have been making final plans for a trip to Disney World this week with her boyfriend, Nicholas Smarr. Instead, she was visiting an Americus funeral home preparing to bury him.

    Smarr and Harrod were set to leave Sunday for Disney World, where Harrod anticipated getting an engagement ring.

    “I had a feeling about it,” she said. “I’d always dreamed of getting a ring at Disney World.”

    “We didn’t quite make it,” she added.

    Smarr's funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Georgia Southwestern State University Storm Dome. 

    Learn more about the officers and the deadly shooting at myajc.com.

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