NYC Honorary Street Names

Smith. L. C.

Detective Lawrence Cecil Smith Boulevard (Queens)
Present name:Baisley Boulevard
Location:Between 167th Street and 168th Street
Honoree: Introduced by Council Member Adams March 29, 1945 May 22, 2019 Lawrence Cecil Smith served in United States Army as a Field Medic during the Vietnam War. Soon after he was honorably discharged and attended and graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. He became a police officer at the 113th Precinct in Queens, New York and was the Youth Officer for his precinct and later received the distinction of Gold Shield Detective. As Youth Officer, he started the Precinct Camp and Explorers Program and the 113th Precinct Youth Council that provided the youths of the community a place to belong to. He took many students on numerous college tours throughout the United States and served as a mentor to many in the community inspiring people to become police officers and corrections officers.

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