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Arkansas legislature honors 'Buckshot'

by Bradly Gill | August 6, 2021 at 5:00 a.m.
Submitted Photo L.C. 'Buckshot' Smith looks over the Arkansas House of Representatives as he is honored for his years of police work.

By Bradly Gill

News Editor

House Resolution 1001, commending Cammden police officer L.C. Buckshot Smith was adopted during the special session on Thursday.

District 5 Representative David Fielding sponsored the bill with co sponsors Matthew J. Shepherd and Sonia Eubanks Barker

The resolution read as follows:

WHEREAS, L.C. "Buckshot" Smith of Camden, Arkansas, is the oldest police officer in the state and is one (1) of the oldest police officers in the country; and

WHEREAS, Buckshot became a sheriff's deputy fifty-six (56) years ago and was a deputy for forty-six (46) years before retiring for a few short months -- he realized very quickly how much he enjoyed the work and subsequently joined the Camden Police Department, where he has served ever since; and

WHEREAS, Buckshot loves the excitement of being a police officer, and though he is ninety-two (92) years of age this year, he has no plans to retire; and

WHEREAS, Buckshot is beloved throughout Camden, serving during annual festivals, in the courthouse, at his church, and for his neighborhood watch; and

WHEREAS, his dedication, his work ethic, and his friendliness have made him a cherished member of the Camden Police Department,

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE NINETY-THIRD GENERAL

ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ARKANSAS:

THAT the House of Representatives commend L.C. "Buckshot" Smith on his dedication and service to the Camden Police Department.

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