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Offline Crooked Creek Kid

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If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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.

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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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2006, 04:43:31 PM »
Always pondered Wyatt Earp as my LEO hero.
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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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!
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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2006, 12:50:13 AM »
Since I like to travel and move around Wyatt Earp would be my choice ;D
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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2006, 12:27:51 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2006, 07:02:00 PM »


Without a doubt; it would be

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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« Reply #14 on: May 08, 2006, 06:17:28 AM »
Bill Tilghman I belive.
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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2006, 11:28:49 AM »
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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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! ;D
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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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 ;), 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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Re: If You Could Be a LEO in the Old West, Who Would You Be?
« 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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