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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

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/

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/

In 1878, Sheriff William Brady was ambushed by the Regulators as he and his deputies walked down the street in Lincoln.  Brady, who 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.

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.

U.S. Deputy Marshall Johnson Ketcher - Cherokee - circa 1885

Great Great Grandfather Johnson Ketcher 1866 - 1907 Cherokee Nation, Delaware District US Deputy Marshal, Indian Territory

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/

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/

Pioneer lawman and U.S. Marshal for the Arizona Territory from 1878 to 1882.

Pioneer lawman and U. Marshal for the Arizona Territory from 1878 to

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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).

Ned Kelly- Known as an Outlaw and folk hero, Ned Kelly had his first encounter with the law at the tender age of 14years when he was charged with beating up a Chinese man. Ned was victimized by the police who proposed to shoot him without a trail which compelled him to become an outlaw. The account of the police harassment directed against Ned and his family and his consequent evasion of police arrest for years which turned him into a local folk hero has become common knowledge.

Ned Kelly-the Australian Robin Hood! Heath Ledger was Ned Kelly in an awesome movie!

JOE LEFORS — Joe LeFors made his name as a lawman after he duped a drunken Tom Horn into basically confessing to the murder of teenager Willie Nickell. Yet it was his pursuit of Kid Curry, the Sundance Kid and other gang members after a 1900 train robbery in Tipton, Wyoming, that would make Lefors the inspiration for the leader of the so-called “super posse” that tracked the Wild Bunch so tenaciously in 1969’s Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  – Courtesy Chip Carlson –

Joe LeFors made his name as a lawman after he duped a drunken Tom Horn into…

Texas Rangers, 1915, during the “Mexican bandit trouble” spilling over the borders from la revolución mexicana. Shown left to right: John Cordway, Deputy Sheriff; Clint Adkins; Edgar Turcotte, Deputy Sheriff; T. Armstrong; and Charlie Armstrong, Rancher. Courtesy of the Portal to Texas History.

gunsandposes: “ Texas Rangers, during the “Mexican bandit trouble” spilling over the borders from la revolución mexicana. Shown left to right: John Cordway, Deputy Sheriff;

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