1974-07-11 TENNESSEAN Pusser Denies Deputy Claim Of Candidate_26

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Pusser Denies Deputy Claim Of Candidate MEMPHIS (UPI) - Buford Buford Pusser, the model for the movie "Walking Tall," Tuesday disputed country and western singer Eddie Bond's claim that he once was chief deputy to the former sheriff of McNairy County. Bond, who is running for Shelby County sheriff in the Aug. 1 county general election, election, said when he announced announced his candidacy that he served three years as Pusser's top assistant. "I HAVE NO interest in the sheriff's race in Shelby County," Pusser said, "but I desire that it be known that Eddie Bond was never my chief deputy while-1 while-1 while-1 was sheriff and never served in any official capacity of any kind or character whatsoever whatsoever as a member of my staff." Bond was not available for comment Tuesday, but a news release issued June 5 announcing that he would oppose incumbent Roy Nixon's bid for a third term said: "I believe I will make a good sheriff because : I have always been very high on law enforcement. I served . three years as Buford Pusser's chief deputy and then worked as a honorary police chief of Finger, Tenn.,' for the past four years. "I had approximately 500 'honorary deputy sheriff cards printed during the time that I was sheriff of McNairy County," Pusser said, "and I probably gave him one of these as I handed them out to numerous people, people,

Clipped from The Tennessean11 Jul 1974, ThuPage 25

The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee)11 Jul 1974, ThuPage 25
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