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Retired Louisville Metro Department of Corrections HIP Officer 2019

First Responder/Veteran Outreach Coordinator

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

Jason served our country in the US Army, stationed at Fort Knox Kentucky, Bamberg Germany, and Fort Sill Oklahoma. He was deployed to Southwest Asia during the Gulf War.

After his honorable discharge from the Army, Jason continued to serve his country by serving his community as an EMT, Police Officer, Firefighter, and most recently as a Louisville Metro Department of Corrections HIP Officer where he retired after 20 years of service.

Jason claims that this greatest joy was working alongside heroes who have selflessly sacrificed for our country. 

What Jason will not tell you is that he himself has saved several lives in the line of duty as well as changed lives through mentoring people that have lost their way.

Jason has been married to Melissa for over 15 years. 

Both, Jason and Melissa understand the difficulties and trauma first responders and their families face on a daily basis. 

Their shared passion is to reach out to other first responders and their families so they know that they are understood, appreciated and not alone.

He loves to ride his Harley, travel, connect with his veteran's club, play with his fur babies, garden, raise chickens, learn to live holistically  cook a great meal and spend time with his loved ones.

If you are a veteran in Kentucky, check out the Veterans Club of Kentucky and get connected to others that have been there.


Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream.

It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same

         ~ Ronald Reagan

Jason and Melissa Smith
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