By Bradly Gill
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.