A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconcile betrayal, corruption and the secrets of an American hero. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake.
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Side of an abandoned cement plant shot in the chest twice at close range, while the town and Jos family mourned his passing, hundreds of police officers launched a man hunt to find his killer after weeks of searching the lead, investigator discovered, chilling secrets about Joe, the local police department and the village of Fox Lake secrets that once uncovered would put the town in the national spotlight and hunt them for years to come over my dead bodies. Third season is a story about corruption, betrayal
and the secrets of the fallen hero. I'm about to play you a preview of over my dead bodies, new season ox link, while you're listening be shorter
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on any other labour day, the town, a fox
Wake Illinois would be filled with people out for a good time, fishing
Odin and drinking in the bars, but on
Labour day, two thousand fifteen the streets were lined with
thousands of mourners all here to pay tribute to a fallen hero
a local police officer, the twenty fifth
nationwide to be shot dead. In the line of duty that year
in our service. It had been one of the hardest summers on record and insight
the crowded high school theatre with a funeral was taking place. The temperature was almost unbearable, underpinned patrol division commander for the fox, like police department at the front of the theater. Was the officers casket
rate in an american flag, with great honour that I make this presentation sitting in the back
gray haired man in his late fifties, with a silver goatee and a thick pair of glasses,
out. There cannot took me back and sleep well.
this is unbelievable. Medal of Honor George for Lincoln,
the police chief in a neighbouring towns he'd been officer funerals before, but nothing like this. It wishes
incredible. How many officers were there from how many departments from all over the country charge was dressed in his one gets you he watched as the other fox, like officers took this day
to speak Jos friend of mine. For thirty years his say
embrace the sock
we're doing today where we're going
we all knew Joe was a hero, but now the nation noted a we are gonna, but strong lobby. Brother George sat in the cushion see sweating from too many bodies crowded into the theatre. He gazed forward trying to focus
the speakers. Joe was a father, those boys, but his mind was elsewhere because George had been tasked with leading the investigation into the officers
I was just like you would go back to the station. All
in the room were focused on the stage, but for the last week they'd been on George, it was up to him to bring Jos killers too.
I was focused on where
where we were going. What we had, what our next steps are, gonna be constantly thinking
When Europe so absorbed in these cases
especially simply with this your mind, is just runs
thousand miles now, George thought about,
The people in the room who love the tenant Joe Glinda once he could,
let them down
tell you, broke them
George and the other Cobb's still had allowed to uncover.
about what had happened to their fallen brother, but there was one big thing:
George didn't know that day the killer was right there
in the room.
From wondering the maker
Joe exotic and a shriek next door comes,
story about how to hunt for a killer. You said when you find these motherfuckers. Take your safe. These shoot to kill
the old secrets hidden.
Below the surface was told.
the very strong voice. It's none of your business. You don't need to know that doctor secrets that everyone in Fox Lake would rather forget
like their reputation little bit on the dark side, we saw that the packet of powder, which later turned out to be cocaine, I was shocked me. We try to point something out.
The killer I get the hell out of their town, because small towns are just no good for anybody,
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I don't think we ever knew what was behind the closed door with Gee I Joe Glinda. What's
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