Bill Decker

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    August 12, 2011

    When Bill Decker Deputized John Wayne

    ​John Wayne was a U.S. marshal, far more than once. He was police lieutenant and then detective, back to back in the 1970s. And, of course, he played a sheriff, repeatedly and quite famously. And now, courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries, proof of his greatest position in law enforcement: an honora ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    Keys to the Jail

    There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care

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    September 9, 2004

    Basic Instinct

    Plus: Move Over, Swifties; Thanks A Lot, Pal

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    December 23, 1999

    Good time Charlie

    The don of Dallas criminal lawyers, Charles Tessmer reshaped justice through decades of hard-fought cases and hard drink

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    November 26, 1998

    Officer down

    Thirty-five years ago, Jesse Curry was Dallas' respected, popular police chief. Then Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and Curry became just one more victim of the Kennedy assassination.