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Eliot Ness
April 19, 1903 - May 16, 1957
Nationality: American
Category: Public Servant
Subcategory: American Publicservant

You think, eventually, that nothing can disturb you and that your nerves are impregnable. Yet, looking down at that familiar face, I realized that death is something to which we never become calloused.


Doubts raced through my mind as I considered the feasibility of enforcing a law which the majority of honest citizens didn't seem to want.


Unquestionably, it was going to be highly dangerous. Yet I felt it was quite natural to jump at the task. After all, if you don't like action and excitement, you don't go into police work. And, what the hell, I figured, nobody lives forever!


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