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THE SHERIFF: Murder, Lies & Revenge in Okaloosa County

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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.

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

THE SHERIFF: ODDS & ENDS

3/9/2020
The Sheriff host and writer Tony Adame and producer Nick Tomecek talk about the experience of researching and recording the six-part podcast series.

Duration:00:10:57

THE SHERIFF (Episode 6) - Coram Nobis

2/6/2020
Which things remain in our presence? (Season finale)

Duration:00:44:37

THE SHERIFF (Episode 5) - Dig Two Graves

1/30/2020
Long-buried secrets are revealed as the saga of Lester Wilson’s murder comes to an end.

Duration:01:10:00

THE SHERIFF ( Episode 4) - Mattie Lee

1/23/2020
The Wilsons close ranks after a threat against one of their own. The truth about the night of March 15, 1940, begins to be revealed.

Duration:00:46:00

THE SHERIFF (Episode 3) - Elect Ray Wilson

1/16/2020
Okaloosa County’s new Sheriff gains a crucial ally. One Crestview family’s rise and fall leads to a break in the investigation of Lester Wilson’s murder.

Duration:00:57:08

THE SHERIFF (Episode 2) - The Night Gunman

1/9/2020
The investigation into Lester Wilson’s murder runs into problems from the start. The McArthurs’ history in Okaloosa County goes under the microscope.

Duration:00:42:20

THE SHERIFF (Episode 1) - The Wheels of Justice

12/16/2019
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 27 years old.

Duration:00:41:56

Mar 2 Buzzworthy with Brenda

3/2/2018
Features Editor Brenda Shoffner shares highlights of what's happening around the area.

Duration:00:05:28

Buzzworthy with Brenda Feb. 23

2/23/2018
Features Editor Brenda Shoffner shares highlights of what's happening around the area.

Duration:00:03:15

Buzzworthy with Brenda Feb. 16-22

2/16/2018
Brenda Shoffner shares highlights of what's happening around the area.

Duration:00:03:29