The need for revenge comes from a position of hurt. The same was the case for Buford Pusser.
Buford Pusser was a respectable member of his community who later became fixated on revenge.
In 1967, his wife was killed right in front of his eyes while he was injured by a round of bullets.
Many people believe that Pusser did manage to exact his revenge from the assassins who killed his wife.
However, these are merely beliefs and rumors that were never confirmed.
Pusser suffered an accident later his wife’s death, but his revenge story is yet one story full of great determination.
Pusser’s Early Life
Born in the McNairy County of Tennessee, Buford Pusser lived in the city for a major part of his life.
He was a great contributor to his sports’ teams in high school, specifically in football and basketball.
The key benefit he received while playing basketball was his remarkable height.
He a tall guy that measured up to 6.6 feet.
An observer of Pusser’s life would say that he lived quite the macho life, as he joined the marine corps after graduating high school.
However, that did not last long. He was discharged from the service soon as he had breathing issues related to asthma.
Later, he moved cities and eventually settled in Chicago. There, he wrestled.
As a wrestler in the city, his height and physical strength earned him great acclaim.
These attributes got him the title of ‘Buford the Bull’. Locally, he was a celebrity.
In the same city in 1959, Pusser met his wife Pauline. They got married and shifted to Tennessee where Pusser was raised.
Back at Pusser’s hometown, he became a cop. At the age of 25, he held office for the position of chief of police.
After 2 years of holding that position, the sheriff of the town got into an accident and was declared dead.
While this was a loss for the entire police and the town, the sheriff’s death earned him that title at the young age of 27. He made history because of it.
Pusser’s Time As Sheriff And The Assassination
When Buford Pusser was elected as sheriff, he wanted to give his best to the job.
He decided to crack down on the drug mafias that ruled the borders of Tennessee and Mississippi.