Smith ready to hang up his hat

Undersheriff Roy Smith is retiring after 35 years in law enforcement. He's been with Allen County since 2001. A retirement reception is planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday at the Allen County Courthouse.

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June 27, 2022 - 2:56 PM

A retirement reception for Undersheriff Roy Smith is planned from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Friday in the assembly room in the basement of the Allen County Courthouse. Photo by Vicke Moss / Iola Register

Undersheriff Roy Smith has some advice he likes to offer to new deputies.

When you’re driving around and you see someone outside — perhaps working in the yard or checking the mail — stop and talk to them. 

“You build a rapport,” he said. “One thing I try to stress to the young deputies, you work for the citizens. And I’ve really enjoyed working with the citizens of Allen County.”

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