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Pusser, Buford Hayse

Born: 1937 AD
Died: 1974 AD
3.1 (62.5%) 24 votes

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

3.1 (62.5%) 24 votes