After Dad decided to get out of professional Scouting, somewhere around 1974, he joined as a deputy the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Department. Along with stints in the county jail and on the road, he served (and liked best) his tenure on water patrol. This picture was taken in 1977. For many years this boat would be parked in our driveway, hauled around by a white Explorer. I think the bridge in the background may be the Sunshine Skyway, before it was knocked down. Dad is driving. Standing next to him is Tommy Bopp. The picture was taken by Dad's friend Cliff Smither.