THE SHERIFF is a new podcast from The Northwest Florida Daily News and The Gannett Company, hosted by Tony Adame, about the 1940 assassination of Lester Wilson, a Sheriff’s candidate in small-town Florida, and the conspiracy of silence that let the murder go unsolved for 18 years.

At the heart of the story is Lester Wilson’s son, Ray Wilson, an Army veteran and the youngest Sheriff in Florida history after he won the office his father pursued at just 28 years old.

Below are the stories that were written to accompany the podcast.

THE SHERIFF
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Listen to the entire first season below