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« on: April 17, 2006, 01:22:53 pm »


Back then you carried your backup on your hip.  I have always enjoyed reading about the marshalls in Judge Parkers court.  Who would you be?
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« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2006, 07:46:37 pm »

Don't know that the 'Hangin' Judge' had one like me.  I'd wanna be the one what had a small office down from the court house.  There, folks would tell me 'bout crooked marshals 'n I'd look into it.  99% of the time the marshals were right, they weren't crooked and I proved it.  The 1% I did my level best to get rid of.

Eight years werkin' IA as the XO.  Hated every minute.  The most important thing I did in thirty two years.  Go back again in a heartbeat if called to do so.  Retired from there.

Back on a part time basis, 'n workin' in another division, I had dealings with my replacements this mornin'.  In my old office.  I must say I'm damned proud of 'em.  They're pros in every sense of the word. They run on pride and integrity.  My staff is gone.  They carry on.

Them folks would have had a hell of a time in the lawless west.  I'd want to be with 'em, shoulder to shoulder.
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« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 04:43:31 pm »

Always pondered Wyatt Earp as my LEO hero.
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« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2006, 10:52:45 pm »

I've always thought that Bill Tilghman was worth looking up to.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2006, 12:31:16 am »

I want to be the one who died at age 104, buck nekkid, with a pretty girl on each arm.
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« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2006, 09:16:09 pm »

age 104 for forty rod.."Well looks like he only has a couple of weeks left."   I live in tucson, Az. So I like the leo close to home. "Other than the Earps who killed Stillwell right down the street from me at the old railroad station, I would choose Arizona Ranger Captian Harry Wheeler who had a no. of big shootouts around here. Most noteable the crystial palace shootout out in 1903 at the corner of what now is stone and congress. And Jeff Milton longtime lawman. and "A good man with a gun."
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« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2006, 02:41:56 pm »

Hmmm! Tough question...
Henry Andrew Thomas took care of some of the most notorious gangs of the time! (Doolins, Daltons & sam Bass)
The Earp's, The Mastersons... There were quit a few!
Texas Rangers...


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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2006, 05:43:51 pm »

Well, since I started the thread I ought to put in my two cents.  I always thought Bill Tilghman had a colorful career and those marshalls down in Fort Smith sure had their work cut out for them.  Tough job back then.
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« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2006, 05:48:18 pm »

THERE WOULD ONLY BE ONE CHOICE FOR ME.  THE TEXAS RANGERS!
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« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2006, 07:58:03 pm »

Well  have to say Sheriff Harry Morse, Alameda County California.  Sheriff Bill Tilghman is also another great sheriff.


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« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2006, 12:50:13 am »

Since I like to travel and move around Wyatt Earp would be my choice Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006, 12:27:51 pm »

Bass Reeves.
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2006, 07:02:00 pm »



Without a doubt; it would be

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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2006, 09:05:35 am »

Superintendant James Morrow Walsh of the North West Mounted Police, who were outnumbered by Sitting Bull and his Sioux followers by 20 to 1 when they came to Canada after the Little Big Horn episode.  Yet, he kept them in check from 1877 to 1881 when the Sioux finally returned to the States.  Walsh was known as "Sitting Bull's Boss". He is the only white man to have literally kicked Sitting Bull in the ass and lived to tell about it (this happened at NWMP Wood Mountain Post).
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« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2006, 06:17:28 am »

Bill Tilghman I belive.
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« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2006, 11:28:49 am »

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« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2006, 08:59:09 pm »

I want to be the one who died at age 104, buck nekkid, with a pretty girl on each arm.

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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2006, 01:23:05 am »

Texas Ranger.  But, Forty Rod, being a youngster at 104, I'll let you know that when you get to be 140, you slow down to just one gal! Grin
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« Reply #18 on: October 22, 2006, 11:48:09 pm »

Lot of impressive men out there, but I would definetly have to go for Wyatt, he lived until 1936 I think and had a very pretty loving lady Wink, can't beat that. He also is fondly remembered for his tactics, fire and movement, use of cover, etc and is still quoted.

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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2006, 04:52:08 am »

Been a rebell and enrolled in the 7th.Texas vol Infantry "Waco Guards" CW. (re-enactment).
I have always been parchel to the Texas Rangers................

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« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2006, 03:56:51 am »

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« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2006, 01:27:21 pm »

My hero in my early days was Sgt. Preston of the Yukon, real or not he was the one.
One LEO was Seth Bullock, he cleaned up the language, made it against the law to use swear words in 1877. Deadwood series could take a lesson from Seth on that one, course they would be in jail long before now.
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« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2006, 12:47:51 pm »

Bill Tillman  and Marshal Venard of Nevada City, CA 1860s.

I would have been a Deouty Sheriff like I was until I retired in real life, maybe a Texas Ranger.  I was in a rural, mountianous county when I retired, and we seldom had back up.  It was very much "One riot, one Ranger"  My backup was an XM177E1 with a 30 round mag in my trunk, even when I was a detective!  I guess I would have carried a Henry or Spencer back then, along with a RM 44 Colt or Open Top. I'm partial to Henry and Spencers, and If I was doing it in the 1860s to 1870s, that's what I would havce had
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« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2007, 11:57:52 pm »

Hmmmm....Well, The Lone Ranger always left with Tonto,  I think I would rather leave with the damsel,  I'll have to ponder this one somemore....JB
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« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2007, 10:50:46 am »

My GGG grandad Mike B. Wright, Nueces County Sheriff (Texas)1901-1916, or any his cousins, the Wright family of Texas Rangers or my GGG Uncle, Texas Ranger Doc Pollock
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