Patrick Vecchio through the years

Before he was Town of Smithtown supervisor, Patrick

Before he was Town of Smithtown supervisor, Patrick Vecchio was a detective in the New York City Police Department, assigned to a special squad that provided security for visiting dignitaries. Here, Vecchio, seen in the lower left of the photograph, is part of the security detail protecting then Sen. John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline as they campaigned in New York in late October of 1960. (Nov. 21, 2013) (Credit: John Paraskevas)

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Smithtown Supervisor Patrick Vecchio, Long Island's longest-serving supervisor, plans to be sworn in for his 13th consecutive term on Jan. 1 on the steps of town hall. Here's a look at his career

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