Daughter of legend runs for office

There are 145 comments on the The Jackson Sun story from Mar 29, 2008, titled Daughter of legend runs for office. In it, The Jackson Sun reports that:

“Members of my family have always been public servants, and I just want to help. I'm not trying to help myself. I just want to help others.”

Buford Pusser's daughter seeks representative seat By TYRONE TONY REED JR. ttreed@jacksonsun.com * March 28, 2008 Dwana Pusser-Garrison, daughter of legendary McNairy County lawman Buford Pusser, announced her ... via The Jackson Sun

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ELTON COPELAND

Tucker, GA

#1 Apr 24, 2008
I AM OVER JOYED THAT DWANA IS RUNNING FOR THE SEAT. I AM A BIG FAN OF BUFORD AND I THINK HE WOULD BE VERY PROUD OF HIS DAUGHTER.I AM FROM COLUMBUS, GA I SAW ALL THREE OF THE MOVIES. ENCLUDING THE LATESTS ONE WHICH WASN'T THAT GOOD LIKE THE OTHERS.DWANA WISH YOU THE BEST.
ELTON COPELAND

Tucker, GA

#2 Apr 24, 2008
DWANA I GREW UP GOING THROUGH THE STATELINE WHEN ALL THAT WAS GOING ON. I REALLY RESPECT YOUR DAD FOR STANDING FIRM WHAT HE BELIEVED IN. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE DONE TO KEEP HIS MEMORY LIVING. I WISH I COULD HAVE BEEN THERE IN THE PAST. I SURLY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN ENVOLVED TO HELP HIM. THANKS ELTON
Bob Spangler

Memphis, TN

#3 Sep 16, 2008
Dwanna is one crazy b####
k ms Indiana

South Bend, IN

#4 Sep 21, 2008
If only the movies told the real truth about him but they don't. He was not the good guy. He was very crooked. I had a guy tell me the truth about 14 years ago and this guy knew what he was talking about because he use to be an officer back then. But how would his daughter know but only what she wants to think cause she was really too young.
maegan garrard-siders

Memphis, TN

#5 Sep 22, 2008
the pusser family is a great and honorable people.they have gave so much back to adamsville and there need to be more people like that around there.Dwana,ur a great woman and that "k ms" that knows everyone and everything just likes to try to make her self feel better by talking about good people.good luck to u and get in office and help clean up mcnairy co.
Dempsey

New Orleans, LA

#6 Jan 19, 2009
No, Dwana truly is insane.
Former Fan

Bentonville, AR

#8 Feb 5, 2009
I used to be a big fan of Buford's. That was until I started trying to learn more about him. The more I learned, the worse the stories seem to get. Many people have alleged that he accepted payoffs and may even have been involved in murder. The autopsy report on Louise Hathcock may bear this out. I would think that Dwana should think twice before promoting her father as a role model.
sandy

Lexington, TN

#9 Feb 6, 2009
Dwana is a great person, she would rock. I know here 1st hand. you people all you hear is hear say. How do you know if it is true or no. you don't. Unless you have something to back up your statement. you need to keep them to yourself please.
Former Fan

Bentonville, AR

#10 Feb 6, 2009
Why keep it to myself? There are pictures all over the Internet of Pussers car after it was shot up. There are documents on the Internet that show that Louise Hathcock was shot in the back. People will tell you Buford took cash under the table for looking the other way. If none of this is true how do you expalin away the photos, documents and the statements that have been made?

Maybe its time people tell what they know.
Always a fan

Lexington, TN

#11 Feb 6, 2009
If the people really would like to know they would find out for themself. Not to let someone like you tell them. If you have the proof then pay for it to go in the paper.Dwana is a very sweet person and would do anything she can to help someone.So you need to keep your nose in you owe life and out of someone that has already had to answer to God for what they have done. And leave there family along too..
Former Fan

Bentonville, AR

#12 Feb 8, 2009
You just don't get it. People have been fed this story for years and many are tired of hearing only one side of the story. You sound like an enabler, someone who enables people to continue on with bad habits.

Proof? Its out there. Where have you been? Have you seen the autopsy report that Barbara Bivins had in her book? The bad news for you is that is a lot more information if you would just look for it.
Always a fan wrote:
If the people really would like to know they would find out for themself. Not to let someone like you tell them. If you have the proof then pay for it to go in the paper.Dwana is a very sweet person and would do anything she can to help someone.So you need to keep your nose in you owe life and out of someone that has already had to answer to God for what they have done. And leave there family along too..
always a fan

Lexington, TN

#13 Feb 9, 2009
Then bring your proof? All you know how to do is hide behind a computer screen. Bring it!!!! I have be in Adamsvill all my life.Where have you been. I bet you do not even live in Mcnariy Co..Why do you see fit to blame Dwana she is a great person.. Maybe you have something to hide, Or would you like for someone to dig up you father's past???
Former Fan

Bentonville, AR

#14 Feb 9, 2009
You strike me as the type who would recognize proof it you saw it. I'm not the one who is promoting my father as a hero so I have nothing to hide. Maybe you live in Adamsville, but apparently you either don't talk to other people from McNairy County, or you just don't listen when they speak. You want proof? OK, go to the Internet and look up Louise Hathcock's autopsy report. It shows that she was shot in the back twice. While your hiding behind your computer you might also look up What Buford had to say about the shooting, that the first shot was to Hathcock's shoulder and he then shot her a second time and the final shot was to her head. Well, lets see, if by Pusser's own admission that the final shot was to Hathcock's head (frontal entrance wound according to the autopsy), then the first two shots were to her back (again, see the autopsy report). There! Go read it for yourself, its all there in Buford's own words.
Thats just one of the reasons why I am a FORMER FAN of Buford Pusser. Now who is hiding?

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always a fan wrote:
Then bring your proof? All you know how to do is hide behind a computer screen. Bring it!!!! I have be in Adamsvill all my life.Where have you been. I bet you do not even live in Mcnariy Co..Why do you see fit to blame Dwana she is a great person.. Maybe you have something to hide, Or would you like for someone to dig up you father's past???
alway a fan

Lexington, TN

#15 Feb 10, 2009
I have been in law enforcement for 10 years.And the way I understand it is that Hathcock shot at Pusser first.So go ahead and beleive what you like..Also how do you know if that is the real autopsy report. It might be one that her faimly made-up, Have you every thought of that?
Former Fan

Bentonville, AR

#16 Feb 10, 2009
Give me a break today! I come from a law enforcement back ground as well so don't try ti impress me with yours. There were no eye witnesses to the Hathcock shooting, hence, we have only Pusser's word that Hathcock fired first.
The better question is, why haven't you addressed the autopsy report or Pusser's own statements? You question whether the autopsy report is real even before you examined it or checked it out. So much for being open minded. I hope your career as a law enforcement officer didn't include any work in criminal investigation.

Did you read Pusser's statements to the media about how the shooting went down? Did you notice that he failed to mention that two of his shots were to her back? Did you compare his statements with the autopsy report and see that by his own words the third and final shot was the only one from the front?

Thats the problem with the whole Pusser legend, people want to believe it without first checking to see if it is real and others want to promote it the same way.

Rest assured that I will believe what I want and I will allow you to continue to believe in fairy tales like the Pusser legend.
alway a fan wrote:
I have been in law enforcement for 10 years.And the way I understand it is that Hathcock shot at Pusser first.So go ahead and beleive what you like..Also how do you know if that is the real autopsy report. It might be one that her faimly made-up, Have you every thought of that?
bummed out

Bentonville, AR

#17 Feb 12, 2009
Dwana was just a kid when her daddy died and I'm pretty sure he didn't tell her all the bad things he did.

Now she runs around trying to make him a big hero when he was a big zero. That story about him using the stick is not true yet she acts like it is.

I guess its all about the money his name brings in. Maybe she should try talking about her mom some.
Former Fan

Bentonville, AR

#18 Feb 16, 2009
Iunderstand That W.O. Hathcock who had the Plantation Club said he was attacked by Buford and two of Pusser's friends while he was closing down the club one night and was all alone. I read that Hathcock said it was one on Pusser's buddies and not Pusser himself that used the stck on Hathcock. If all of this is true, where does Dwana get off using that stick to promote her book and her father's name?

Maybe she should have to answer some of these questions about her dad, the stick, him accepting kick backs etc.., maybe at one of her book signings.

Schmarklebark

Olive Branch, MS

#19 Feb 20, 2009
And this my friends is all you've got. Nothing but heresay and innuendo to keep a law abiding citizen from seeking an office in which she would like to see some changes. And just what is wrong with that noble adventure? Seems to me like the Pusser name has been more of a liability according to y'all than an asset and still she forges ahead. Well that takes guts and that comes straight from the old block. Bless you Dwana... Walk SMALL and carry a bigger stick. Sounds like you're going to need it to knock some sense into some people.
Former Fan

Bentonville, AR

#20 Feb 23, 2009
Well just tell me, What do you have? Can you prove that Buford Pusser was actually the kind on man the movies made him out to be? Maybe you can start at the very beginning of the story, you know, where Buford was all cut up and left for dead, can you prove that really happened? Can you prove that Buford went back to that club and got revenge like the movie shows taking on a lot of men all by himself? I heard that Buford testified in his robbery trial that he did't, so tell us, just what do YOU have, your opinions and nothing more? Buford claimed he was in Chicago at the time of that robbery.

What is the Pusser legend really built on? Why is WALKING TALL said to be a true story anyway?

Tell us, what really is the true story behind Buford Pusser? What have YOU got? Don't give us the movie script.., that was a lot of BS.

As far as the election, like has been done so many time before it looks what we have here is someone wanting to run for office on a relatives coat tails. From what I heard she dropped out of the race early anyway.

Schmarklebark wrote:
And this my friends is all you've got. Nothing but heresay and innuendo to keep a law abiding citizen from seeking an office in which she would like to see some changes. And just what is wrong with that noble adventure? Seems to me like the Pusser name has been more of a liability according to y'all than an asset and still she forges ahead. Well that takes guts and that comes straight from the old block. Bless you Dwana... Walk SMALL and carry a bigger stick. Sounds like you're going to need it to knock some sense into some people.
Just Wondering

United States

#21 Feb 23, 2009
Ask Dwana about Victor Cherry's Big Stick. How about that story? Any truth to that?

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