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Pusser, Buford Hayse

Born: 1937 AD
Died: 1974 AD
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US law enforcement officer and popular hero

 

sheriff of McNairy County, Tennessee 1964-1970

 

initiated dramatic anti-corruption campaign, particularly targeting influence of organized crime

 

survived being shot eight times and being knifed seven times

 

died in automobile accident in suspicious circumstances

 

portrayed by Joe Don Baker as subject of movie "Walking Tall" 1973