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10 Years Later: The Rookie Police Officer Who Caught Eric Rudolph

Jeffrey S. Postell (photo courtesy Yahoo! News)

Jeffrey S. Postell (photo courtesy Yahoo! News)

Jeffrey Postell Caught Eric Rudolph, FBI’s Most Wanted, Behind a Murphy, N.C., Grocery Store in May 2003

(Yahoo! News) — Ten years ago, on May 31, 2003, a rookie police officer named Jeffrey S. Postell was working the overnight shift in Murphy, North Carolina, when he caught¬†Eric Robert Rudolph, one of the FBI’s Most Wanted fugitives. It was a compelling and unlikely story. In the dense mountains of western North Carolina, Rudolph had eluded hundreds of law enforcement officers and skilled trackers for five years. The¬†cost of the search was estimated at $24 million.

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