Paden Tolbert became a lawman at 22 and earned a reputation as among the bravest of legendary lawmen to wear the badge of Deputy U.S. Marshal. Tolbert led a posse that gunned down Cherokee statesman Ned Christie, only to later learn of Christie’s innocence. “THE SIEGE.” http://tomrizzo.com/seige/ #TomRizzo
Texas Ranger Scott Cooley grieved over the cold-blooded killing of his adoptive father, Tim Williamson, but his grief soon turned to rage, and he vowed revenge.Read all about The Avenging Ranger. http://tomrizzo.com/the-avenging-ranger/
Sheriff William Brady was ambushed by the Regulators. He was allied with Murphy/Dolan, had sent the posse after Tunstall's livestock which resulted in Tunstall's murder and the beginning of the Lincoln County War.
Hank Vaughn shot a man at 15 and then went to prison a few months later for killing a deputy. But he got out in a few years and returned to the way of the gun. Some consider the Oregon native among the most successful horse thieves and rustlers in the Old West. “LARGER THAN LIFE.” http://tomrizzo.com/larger-than-life/
After five years on the run, Ned Christie was shot down by 16 posse members, including these deputy U. marshals: Charles Copeland and G. “Cap” White (front row, from left); Bill Smith, Bill Ellis and Paden Tolbert (back row).