Sheriff Bill Decker Book

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Decker, A biography of Sheriff Bill Decker of Dallas County

While Elliot Ness and his “Untouchables” were fighting Al Capone in Chicago, Bill Decker was fighting crime in the city of Dallas.
He ( unlike Ness) had no federal funds or shotgun squads to back him up. Sheriff Bill Decker was a “Modern Knight”, alone without any armor in a dangerous land. He was armed only with his ironclad morals, courage, determination, and his favorite weapon: the Thompson Sub-machinegun. Despite the smug, pious, self- righteous image that Dallas has courted for the last century, there has always been a lascivious twinkle in the old girl’s eye. Dallas was a wide- open town with its secrets a story that needed to be told.

Jim Gatewood, Dallas best selling author, will take us back to the streets of Dallas during the dark days of the great depression when gambling prostitution and prohibition were on a collision course with old time religion.

Decker, A biography of Sheriff Bill Decker of Dallas County who was sheriff
While Elliot Ness and his “Untouchables” were fighting Al Capone in Chicago; Bill Decker was fighting crime in the city of Dallas.

He (unlike Ness) had no federal funds or shotgun squads to back him up. Sheriff Bill Decker was a “Modern Knight”, alone without any armor in a dangerous land. He was armed only with his ironclad morals, courage, determination, and his favorite weapon: the Thompson Sub-machinegun. Despite the smug, pious, self- righteous image that Dallas has courted for the last century, there has always been a lascivious twinkle in the old girl’s eye. Dallas was a wide- open town with its secrets a story that needed to be told.