But for an Arkansas cop, he wouldn’t have done it any other way.
LC “Buckshot” Smith has worked in law enforcement for over 56 years, and with his 92nd birthday coming in May, he says he will retire “when the good Lord says so.”
“Buckshot” Smith, of the small town of Camden, Arkansas, served as Deputy Sheriff for 46 years before retiring – a retirement that only lasted a few months. He quickly realized he was missing the job.
The beloved officer is known throughout the city. Everyone stops to talk when they see him, says public relations officer Dana Weatherby.
“Buckshot” Smith said he loved the excitement of being a police officer and that was what prompted him to join the force in the 1960s.
Texann Shadden, a training coordinator in the department, describes “Buckshot” Smith as being dedicated. He recalls a year when the snowfall was so bad that “Buckshot” Smith walked about three blocks to work in the snow because he couldn’t get his car out.
Obviously “Buckshot” Smith is not a “still person”, that’s how Weatherby sees his work ethic.
From being described as instrumental at annual festivals in Camden, being a bailiff, leading Neighborhood Watch and being called out when he hears them cross his radio, “Buckshot” Smith is a cherished member of the strength.
“Buckshot” Smith’s many years of strength and his knowledge of the city come in handy, Shadden said.
On three days of the week, “Buckshot” Smith doesn’t enforce the law, he enjoys attending church services and spending time with his friend.
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