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Played by: Jeff Fahey
Jun. 24, 2013
The book: Sheriff Howard "Duke" Perkins is the kindly, intelligent leader of Chester's Mill -- until the dome's energy blows the pacemaker right out of his chest.
The show: We were actually hoping the show would depart from the book in this matter and keep Perkins around longer, but, unfortunately, the premiere ends with his pacemaker accident. The show has also cut out Duke's wife, Brenda -- he leaves everything to Deputy Linda in his will when he dies.