“If you’re able to go to work, go to work,” Officer Smith said. “I love law enforcement. That’s one of my careers.” His other duties include being the assistant coroner for a funeral home, a deacon at his church, a neighborhood watch coordinator, serving as a mentor to younger men and the special events coordinator for his police department. Officer Smith say there is nothing that keeps him from working for the county he loves, not his age or his health.
The department and the city of Camden held a celebration for the now 90-year-old. Mayor Julian Lott declared May 12 as L.C. Buckshot day.