From our readers:
The Sentinel-Record 2-3-1977
I recently read an article in your newspaper concerning the missing lady Deputy, Linda Edwards and what efforts Sheriff Leon Barlow had put forth to find out what has happened to her. I personally want to commend Sheriff Barlow for his efforts. In my opinion, he is rated along with Sheriff Buford Pusser of whom they made the movie, “Walking Tall.”
I think that when the people in Garland County see Sheriff Leon Barlow, they should give him a pat on the back and breathe a prayer for him and his work.
My best regards to him and hope that his efforts for this investigation turn out to be very successful.