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7.31.2007

Not For Everyone, But I'm Interested

I've only read a couple of paragraphs (and will probably have to print it out to digest all of it) but this long article looks great. The creepily titled "Tonight On Dateline This Man Will Die" is Esquire's look into Dateline's To Catch a Predator and the suicide of assistant DA Bill Conradt. And there's a very tenuous Wise County connection in that the article mentions Walter "Gator" Weiss. My friends at the sheriff's office tell me he used to work there.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gator was also an officer in the New Fairview PD a few years ago. Remember back when they drove their own private cars and stopped people all up and down 287?

Anonymous said...

A bunch of unpaid wannabe vigilantes who chased people might be a better description. Why else would at least one them drive over 25 miles from his home to patrol the highway in his personal car for no pay.Tom Bishop used his red Olds Toronado if I remember right. Most people wouldn't stop for an unmarked car, and they were always calling for assistance from the DPS or Decatur police to stop those who wouldn't stop for them.

Anonymous said...

Didnt they have a green Ford Ranger with magnetic stick on lights to pull people over with?

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but, if your innocent you don't kill yourself.

Anonymous said...

Again, bad case prep will never go anywhere. "FRUITS OF POISION TREE" doctrine has GATOR all over it...

Anonymous said...

Gator was a Doug Whitehead fan.

Anonymous said...

Tenuouis? Gator hasnt worked for Wise County in 20 years. He never patrolled in New Fairview. He was clearly associated with the City, but obviously was never involved in patrolling the city. The town records showed way back when that was happening that he never even wrote a ticket out there, and never even stopped anyone. There was some heat on the reporter that printed that.

Anonymous said...

In Collin County they say that the arresting officers never even made arrest reports