“I’m not a very good man, sir, but I am sheriff of Maycomb County. Lived in this town all my life an’ I’m goin’ on forty-three years old. Know everything that’s happened here since before I was born. There’s a black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for it’s dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Finch. Let the dead bury the dead.”

– Harper Lee

To Kill a Mockingbird, Chapter 30. After Bob Ewell is found dead, Atticus wants Sheriff Tate to do a formal report especially because he worries Jem may be involved. But Tate wants Atticus to let the death of this terrible man who was responsible for the death of an innocent black man go, as he sees a kind of justice in it.