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Lawman Diddley

More on the late Bo Diddley, celebrated in the current Radio Derb. Stephen Bodio notes that Bo was a lawman down there in Stephen’s neck of the sagebrush. From Wikipedia:

He spent many years in New Mexico, not only as a musician, but also for 2½ years as a law officer. He lived in Los Lunas from 1971 to 1978 while continuing his musical career. Bo Diddley served for two and a half years as Deputy Sheriff in the Valencia County Citizens’ Patrol; during that time he personally purchased and donated three highway patrol pursuit cars.

Born 30 years later, he could have run for President. What a loss for the republic!


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