Farmer, writer, and premier of Ontario. As sheriff of Simcoe County between 1934 and 1959, Drury organized 3 murder trials.   Portrait by Washington George Rounds    

Farmer, writer, and premier of Ontario. As sheriff of Simcoe County between 1934 and 1959, Drury organized 3 murder trials.

Portrait by Washington George Rounds

 

Players in the Deadly Game of Hangman in Canada

THE SHERIFF

With the accused in custody, the official tasked with organizing the trial was the local sheriff. But if you think of a sheriff as a dude in the Wild West walking down a dusty road with a shiny star on his chest, spurs clanking on his heels, and a pair of six-shooters on his hips, think again.

Excerpted from Drop Dead by Lorna Poplak Copyright © Lorna Poplak, 2017

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