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Sheriff Freddie Poor reflects on his 45-year career - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

July 24, 2014

So long, Freddie Sheriff Freddie Poor reflects on his 45-year career

Downfall of drug-running dictator among career highlights

Posted: Sunday, December 30, 2012 12:00 am | Updated: 2:35 pm, Wed Jan 2, 2013.

GALVESTON — Fingerprints lifted by a Galveston lawman from a marijuana-laden shrimp boat ultimately led to a three-year investigation that resulted in the federal indictment and drug trafficking conviction of a Panamanian dictator.

As Sheriff Freddie Poor prepared for retirement, he recently reflected on his storied 45-year law enforcement career and the notable cases he worked, including his roles in the downfall of Gen. Manuel Noriega and the apprehension of a serial rapist.

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