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Here is a 91-year-old police officer who has no plans to retire
Officer Smith is 91-years-old and he is still a cop.
In most countries, law enforcers are expected to hang up their boots by the time they touch 60. Of course, there are exceptions where police officers remain in service even after turning 65.
But what officer LC 'Buckshot' Smith has achieved in his 56-year-long career as a law enforcer is enough to impress anyone in any law enforcement agency.
The man has added 30 years to the standard retirement age of 60. Officer Smith is 91-years-old and he is still a cop. In fact, he has no plans to retire.
Office Smith, who works in Arkansas, retired once after having worked as a deputy sheriff for 46 tears. But just a few days after retirement, he realised he wasn't cut out for regular life.
In just a few months, he rejoined the force and started working as an officer again in his hometown of Camden. His 92nd birthday is coming up in May. When asked about retirement, he said he will do it 'when the good lord says so'.
Officer Smith is loved by one and all in his hometown. Many are even seen stopping in the streets to have a word with him, according to Public Relations Officer Dana Weatherby.
Smith joined the force back in the 1960s as he was very attracted by the job. Over the years, he came to be known as a dedicated and hardworking member of the team, according to a CNN report.
He was so dedicated to his work that one day he walked three blocks in the snow as he was unable to get his car out, according to a colleague.
In the past decades, Smith has worked during many annual festivals, gone out on calls, and conducted neighbourhood watch groups in a bid to keep residents safe.
When off-duty, Smith has a full life with his partner and loves attending services at his local church.