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Retired Allegheny County cop wins back-to-back 'Jeopardy!' episodes

Natasha Lindstrom
| Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018, 7:57 p.m.
Retired Allegheny County Police Officer Dave Leffler won again on 'Jeopardy!' on Tuesday.
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Retired Allegheny County Police Officer Dave Leffler won again on 'Jeopardy!' on Tuesday.

Retired Allegheny County Police Officer Dave Leffler won “Jeopardy!” for the second night in a row Tuesday, bringing his total prize money to more than $50,000.

Leffler won the episode of the game show that aired Tuesday night with $19,800 —more than double the amount scored during the game by each of his two competitors. Los Angeles attorney Alexander Schwab came in second place with $8,900 and Oklahoma writer Tiffany Brooks took third after betting all her money on the final question and losing.

On Monday night , Leffler won with $33,801.

Leffler is a volunteer for the Working Warrior Foundation , a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit founded by a Marine that helps veterans find jobs and obtain food assistance.

Leffler shined Tuesday across several categories, with winning answers including identifying Josip Broz Tito as Yugoslavia’s president from 1953 to 1982, and naming a “red herring” as something meant to throw a detective off the right path.

All three contestants were stumped when it came to naming the modern pop songwriters behind “My Love is Your Drug” (Kesha) and “Locked Out of Heaven” (Bruno Mars).

Leffler clinched victory with the correct answer to the Final Jeopardy question, which called for identifying the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as the team that disappointed fans by using a stagefright parrot to make a pick in the 2018 draft.

Natasha Lindstrom is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Natasha at 412-380-8514, nlindstrom@tribweb.com or via Twitter @NewsNatasha.

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