It's My Job: Bob Lanquist

By Chris T. Wilson

Bob Lanquist found retirement not to his liking. He needed something to do after nearly 30 years as a Ventura County Sheriff’s deputy. “I was bored to tears,” he says sitting on the bench in front of True Value Hardware at Ojai’s “Y” Shopping Center. “One day I was shopping and I saw the owner and I said, ‘When are you going to put me to work,’ and he said, ‘Be here tomorrow.’” And that’s how it began again for Lanquist, who retired from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department in 1992 only to find that retirement, even with a

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