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From: Anthony Dauer ( anthony.dauer@erols.com)
Date: 25 Dec 2000

Ambush Undoes an Election

By Ray Glier Special to The Washington Post Monday, December 25, 2000; Page A03

DECATUR, Ga. -- Derwin Brown was riding into office as sheriff-elect of DeKalb County the way television sheriffs rode into crime-ridden towns in the Old West. Derwin Brown was going to run the bad guys out of Dodge or, in this case, the DeKalb County jail, the largest jail east of the Mississippi.

For 30 years, the county had elected sheriffs who had become tainted by scandal and ended up in jail, thrown out of office, or subject to intense investigation. Brown vowed to "clean house" and end the cycle of corruption.

He never got the keys to the jail. The 46-year-old father of five, who was to be sworn into office in January, was gunned down on the night of Dec. 15 as he walked up the driveway of his home in suburban Atlanta. He was hit with 11 bullets in a barrage of 16 shots from a 9mm automatic weapon and was pronounced dead at the hospital.


Anthony Dauer

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