After 52 years, OCSD Harbor Patrol Deputy Terry Smith sails off into retirement

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Terry Smith didn’t want this story written. But since his career is the stuff of legend at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, he got overruled. Smith doesn’t like a lot of attention. He loves to quietly go about his business, a tireless and humble worker. And that’s the way he conducted himself for 52 years as an OCSD deputy assigned to the Harbor Patrol/Marine Operations Bureau, a career that formally ended with his final shift on Jan. 19 this year and with a happy sendoff at the Newport Harbor Patrol Office on April 30. For three hours on that Tuesday,…


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