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Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard

An open letter to the people of Dallas County from their elected Sheriff

Aug 04, 2015 11:00am

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a letter written by Dallas County Sheriff Chad Leonard and sent to the Dallas County News on July 21. It has been left completely unaltered/unedited.


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