Cop, 91, has worked in law enforcement for almost 60 years and has no plans to retire
This 91-year-old cop has been serving the country for nearly 60 years.
- At 91, LC ‘Buckshot’ Smith is believed to be the oldest cop in the state of Arkansas.
- Smith has been a police officer for almost 60 years.
- He shares he will retire only “when the good Lord says so.”
LC ‘Buckshot’ Smith, 91, has been a police officer in Arkansas for nearly 60 years. What’s even more impressive is that the dedicated cop plans to continue serving the country for as long as his health allows it.
As UNILAD notes, Smith did retire once, but after a few months, he realized he was meant for greater things.
The 91-year-old officer has been protecting the streets of Camden for decades, and everyone knows and respects him for being so devoted to his work. Smith joined the force in the 1960s, being highly motivated by the excitement that comes with the job. He shares he values the fact that no two days are ever the same.
The dedicated officer and has no plans to stop anytime soon.
According to CNN, Smith claims he will only retire “when the good Lord says so.”
Currently, Smith is mentoring the younger cops in the department. However, according to public relations officer Dana Weatherby, even at 91 he is still very much an active person, which reflects in his work.
Texann Shadden, a training coordinator at the department, notes that there is no one who knows the local community the way Buckshot does. During his admirable career, the devoted officer has been assigned to many activities, including being described as instrumental to annual festivals, being a court bailiff, conducting the neighborhood watch, and responding to calls when he hears them come across his radio.
Smith is now looking forward to his 92nd birthday in May, hoping he would have many more birthdays as a Camden police officer.