Welcome to Legendary Sheriff.com
I met Buford Pusser in the fall of 1973. It was a chance meeting in Nashville, in front of the old War Memorial Auditorium. I had no idea who he was. I was kid from Denver hired to play rhythm guitar for a gospel group.
My first impressions of the man never left me, he seemed shy with a dry wit, his face looked like he was in a hell of an accident, he was a big man, and when I shook his hand mine hand disappeared; Pusser’s hands were huge.
The band somewhat filled in the blanks of who Buford Pusser was. In the summer of 1974 I returned to Denver a few of us went out to have a vigilante night. It is not what you’re thinking we went to the drive in to see “Billy Jack “and “Walking Tall” double feature at the drive in. My thought was I met this dude and he was a tough SOB and if the movie was partly true he had to be part vigilante to survive. Pusser would be killed driving his Corvette a few weeks later.
2001 I joined a group called the Buford Pusser Project and joined it. There were three people and grew to a few hundred. This would give birth to the web site. The Buford Pusser Project Forum shut down after the death of on of founders Robert Farish.
The site is in chronological order of Pusser’s life except for: the state line mob or gangsters, or mobsters who ran bootlegging, gambling, prostitution, moonshining, and murder along the McNairy side of the line. Infamous individuals like Carl Douglas “Towhead” White, Jack Hathcock, Louise Anderson Hathcock, W O Hathcock, Pee Wee Walker, and Howard Bunch.
There is an area on the site called Legend Makers; those who claim that they made the legend of Pusser and if was not for them there would be no “Walking Tall” movie. Eddie Bond and W R Morris sued the late sheriff’s estate making that claim. Media- will have videos, photos, audio, newspaper articles, and magazines. FAQ will try to answer some of the questions and clear up some of the myths.
The site will use as many actual quotes to tell the story narrative that it can.
There will also be letters, FBI report information, and copies of contracts lines to coincide with each chapter.