Buford Pusser: Talking Tall, Walking Small

Buford Pusser: Talking Tall, Walking Small

Postby dmac » Fri Oct 23, 2015 3:50 pm

Remember Buford Pusser, of the "Walking Tall" movie franchise and McNairy County tourism industry? I saw the first two films the other night, in their entirety for the first time, and decided to see how much of the Hwood myth is true. I really wanted it to be based on fact, that Pusser was a Good Guy.

He wasn't.

Turns out Pusser has been far better tied (via real facts) to being an armed robber and attempted-murderer at age 22 (while living in Chicago), murderer while sheriff, and part of the problem rather than solution: another VERY crooked cop on the take.

This FB page goes a long way to chronologically debunking the Walking Tall industry/myth. Start at the very bottom of the page (the first post) and read up.

https://www.facebook.com/Buford-Pusser- ... 753588941/
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