Byrne spent life helping others

Former sheriff remembered for his heart

People who knew Scotty Byrne said he was a man of his word and spent his life trying to help others. The former Escambia County (Ala.) Sheriff died Sunday at the age of 92.

A native of Atmore, Byrne moved to Brewton at a young age and attended T.R. Miller High School. He left after his junior year to enlist in the Army. He served in North Africa and Italy during World War II with the 5th Army, 88th Division, Anti-Tank Company 351st Infantry known as the 'Fighting Blue Devils'. Byrne was awarded three bronze battle stars and a Purple Heart.

After his stint in the Army, Byrne returned to Brewton...

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