Summary: former sheriff of Dallas County, Alabama whose violent confrontations with voting rights marchers in Selma, Alabama shocked the nation in 1965 and gave momentum to the civil rights movement, who wore a NEVER! button on his sheriff's uniform to show his opposition to black voter registration while he and his deputies joined state troopers in attacking marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in March that year in an event that became known as "Bloody Sunday."
Cause of Death: Complications from a stroke and heart surgery
Born: September 17, 1922
Died: June 4, 2007
Location: Elba, Alabama