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Friends: Slain officer was strong, but avoided confrontation

Slain police officer Sean Bolton's physical strength and powerful, melon-sized hands served him well in tight situations, like when he subdued two suspects at one time. Still, friends say he avoided confrontation whenever possible, and dedicated his life to protecting others. Bolton, 33, was shot multiple times and killed Saturday night during a struggle with an ex-convict, police said. Bolton had interrupted a drug deal in a neighborhood in Memphis, a city long listed as one of America's most violent, and was confronted by Tremaine Wilbourn, a 29-year-old convicted armed bank robber, police said. After a two-day manhunt, Wilbourn turned himself in to authorities to face a...