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THE SHERIFF: Murder, Lies & Revenge in Okaloosa County

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THE SHERIFF: Murder, Lies & Revenge in Okaloosa County

THE SHERIFF: Murder, Lies & Revenge in Okaloosa County

Gannett

1
Followers
7
Plays
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THE SHERIFF is a new podcast from The Northwest Florida Daily News and The Gannett Company, hosted by Tony Adame, about the 1940 assassination of Lester Wilson, a Sheriff’s candidate in small-town Florida, and the conspiracy of silence that let the murder go unsolved for 18 years. At the heart of the story is Lester Wilson’s son, Ray Wilson, a Korean War hero and the youngest Sheriff in Florida history after he won the office his father pursued at just 28 years old. Openly disavowing any need for revenge, Ray’s secret investigation into his father’s murder would untangle a web of murder, sex, drugs, small-town politics and corruption unlike any the state has ever seen and eventually bring him face-to-face with his father's killers. 

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