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


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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