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)

1 of 16 Buy photo
Upload Photo

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

Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox.

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to Newsday is free for Optimum customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.