No Country for Old Men Characters

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Sheriff Ed Tom Bell

Sheriff Ed Tom Bell follows in his father's footsteps, making a career out of law enforcement after he gets out of the service. He is an honest man who wants little more than to protect and serve his small town and the people in it. When the bodies are discovered in the desert, he knows that they signify the beginning of a change in people that he doesn't understand or want to understand. After forty one years without an unsolved homicide in the county, Bell is faced with ten in one week alone.

Ed Tom was twenty-one when he went into the army and one of the oldest in his class at the time. Within six months, he was in France. When he returned, he was called a war hero, but didn't feel like one. He had lost a whole squad of men and not...

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