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River Rogue Sheriff. The Story of Allen Boice, the

 

Category: Regional: U.S.: Oregon


Author:
James W. Quinn

 

Copyright/published Year: 1987 by self-published

 

ISBN: 119910664X

 

Binding: trade pap


"The principal purpose of the following pages is to document the more interesting events in the professional life of a rogue sheriff. He might more properly be called the Rogue River Sheriff but, as we shall see, the cognomen 'river rogue sheriff' seems more appropriate. He was a controversial figure during all of his ten years as sheriff of Curry County. It should be acknowledged that although he was confronted by many interesting, exciting, and ugly situations, all law enforcement agencies are similarly confronted, many to a much greater degree. It was more the manner in which he reacted to events that made him controversial. He did not feel bound by convention. He had little regard for judges, psychiatrists, social workers or civil liberties leaders. He disliked hippies and detested the drug culture and was determined to keep his county as free of both as possible. What needed doing needed doing. He was what he was - a river rogue sheriff. The ultimate event in his career, the incident that led to condemnation by some, humiliation, frustration, a $12,000,000 lawsuit, and his resignation, we will call the Pistol River Affair. But before examining this in detail we should study his earlier career. Before passing judgment on the Pistol River Affair, we should ask, what manner of man was this? What did he believe in? What was his background?"

 


Condition Information

This is a used book.

Good condition.

 

Condition Description

1987 trade paperback. Inscribed to "Steve" by Boice on inside front cover. Text is clean and writing free. Sound, square binding.


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