List of Western lawmen

List of Western lawmen

This is a list of notable law enforcement officials of the American frontier popularly known as the American Old West. They occupied positions as sheriff, marshal, Texas Rangers, and others.


*William "Red" Angus (1849–1922), Wyoming (Johnson County) Sheriff
*Ira Aten (1862–1953), Castro County Sheriff and Texas Ranger


*Elfego Baca (1865–1945), New Mexico lawman
*James W. Bell (18??–1881), New Mexico (Lincoln County) Deputy Sheriff
*Sam Bernard (1880–1964) Pat Garrett,Deputy Lincoln County,New Mexico ,Hillsboro,NM
*P.C. Baird (18??–1928), Mason County Sheriff and Texas Ranger
*Mariano Barela (18??–18??), New Mexico (Mesilla) Sheriff and U.S. Marshal
*J.A. Bascom (1832–1912), Utah lawman, Provo Chief of Police, Mona town constable
*Charlie Bassett (1847–1896)
*John W. Bascom (1869–1947), Utah lawman, Uintah County Deputy Sheriff
*Johnny Behan (c. 1845–1912), Corrupt Arizona (Cochise County) Sheriff
*Charles Birkenfeld (c. 1910) Constable, Pima County, Arizona; married to Dolores Vasquez. Children: Charles, Ernest, Gabriel, Alexander, Anna Lena.
*William Breakenridge (1846–1931), Arizona (Cochise County) Deputy Sheriff and U.S. Marshal
*William L. Brooks (1832–1874), Kansas (Newton) and (Dodge City) Marshal
*Hendry Brown (1857–1884), Texas (Tascosa) and Kansas (Caldwell) Marshal
*Neal Brown (1850–????), Kansas (Dodge City) Assistant Marshal, U. S. (Oklahoma Territory) Marshal
*Seth Bullock (1849–1919), Montana (Lewis and Clark County) Sheriff, South Dakota (Lawrence County) Sheriff, U. S. (Dakota Territory)Marshal


*Frank M. Canton - "Joe Horner" (1849–1927), Wyoming (Johnson County) Sheriff; Deputy U.S. Marshal, Oklahoma Territory; Oklahoma (Q County) Under Sherrif
*Charles Francis Colcord (1859–1934), Deputy U.S. Marshal, Oklahoma Territory; Chief of Police, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Territory.
*David J. Cook (1842–1907), Marshal, Denver, Colorado.
*Thomas Carl Cook (ca. 1880's), US Marshal, Smith Center, Kansas.
*"Longhair" Jim Courtright (1848–1887), Nebraska (Omaha) Marshal, New Mexico (Lake Valley) Marshal, Texas (Fort Worth) Sheriff, Texas (Fort Worth) Detective.
*Jim Courtright "Longhair Jim" (1848–1887)


*Morgan Earp (1851–1882), Kansas (Ford County) Deputy Sheriff, Montana (Butte) Marshal, U. S. (Arizona Territory)Deputy Marshal, Arizona (Deputy Policeman/Marshal)
*Virgil Earp (1843–1906), Kansas (Dodge City) Deputy Marshal, Arizona (Prescott) Deputy Sheriff, Airzona (Tombstone) Marshal/Chief of Police, U. S. (Arizona Territory) Deputy Marshal, California (Colton) Sheriff, Nevada (Esmeralda County) Deputy Sheriff
*Warren Earp (1855–1900), U. S. (Arizona Territory) Deputy Marshal, Special Ranger (Arizona Cattleman's Association)
*Wyatt Earp (1848–1929), Missouri (Lamar) Constable, Kansas (Ellsworth) Marshal (for 1 hour), Kansas (Wichita) Deputy Policeman, Kansas (Dodge City) Assistant Marshal, Arizona (Pima County) Deputy Sheriff, Arizona (Tombstone) Deputy Policeman/Assistant Marshal, Dodge City Peace Commissioner, U. S. (Arizona Territory) Deputy Marshal


*John King Fisher (1854–1884), Texas Sherriff
*Camillus Sidney Fly (1849–1901), Arizona (Cochise County) Sheriff


*Pat Garrett (1850–1908), New Mexico (Lincoln County) Sheriff, New Mexico (Dona Ana County) Sheriff, New Mexico (El Dorado County) Sheriff, Texas Ranger Captain, Texas (El Paso) Customs Collector


*Lee Hall (1849–1911), Texas Ranger.
*Wiley G. Haines (1860–1928), Undersheriff, County P, Oklahoma Territory; Deputy U.S. Marshal, Oklahoma Territory; Chief, Osage Indian Police.
*Jack Helm (c. 1838–1873), Sheriff, DeWitt County, Texas.
*James Butler "Wild Bill" Hickok (1837–1876), Kansas (Abilene & Hays City) Marshal
*John Henry "Doc" Holliday (1851–1887), Arizona (Tombstone) Special Police Officer, U.S. Deputy Marshal
*John R. Hughes (1855–1946), Texas Ranger.
*James B. Hume (1827–1904), Marshal, Placerville, California; Undersheriff, El Dorado County, California; Sheriff, El Dorado County, California; Chief Detective, Wells, Fargo & Company.


*Grant Johnson (1858–1929), Deputy U.S. Marshall, Indian Territory
*John Liver-Eating Johnson {1824-1900), Deputy Sherriff/Town Marshal
*John B. Jones (1834–1891), Texas Ranger


*John M. Larn (1849–1877), Outlaw & Sheriff, Shackleford County, Texas.
*James Franklin "Bud" Ledbetter (1852–1937), Deputy Sheriff, Johnson County, Arkansas; Deputy U.S. Marshal, Oklahoma Territory; Sheriff, Muskogee County, Oklahoma.
*Isaiah W. Lees (1830–1902), Detective, San Francisco (California) Police Department.
*William Sidney "Cap" Light (1864–1893), deputy sheriff, Belton, Texas & Temple, Texas and Creede, Colorado.
*Harry Love (1809–1868), Captain, California Rangers (1853–1855).
*Steve "Big Steve" Long ( –1868), Outlaw & Deputy Marshal, Laramie City, Wyoming Territory "(never really a lawman)".


*Leander H. McNelly (1844–1877), Texas Ranger
*Chris Madsen (1851–1944), U.S. Marshal, Oklahoma Territory
*Edward J. Masterson (1852–1878), Kansas (Dodge City) Marshal
*James P. Masterson (1855–1895), Kansas (Dodge City), (Ford County), (Ingalls), and U.S. Marshal
*Bat Masterson "William Bartholomew Masterson" (1853–1921), Kansas (Ford County) Deputy Sheriff/Sheriff, Colorado (Trinidad) Marshal, U. S. Deputy Marshal, Dodge City Peace Commissioner
*"Mysterious" Dave Mather (1851–1930?), Kansas (Dodge City) Marshal, Texas (El Paso) Assistant Marshal, U. S. (New Mexico Territory) Deputy Marshal, R. C. M. P.
*Mike Meagher (1844–1881), Kansas (Wichita) Marshal
*Jeff Milton
*Burton C. Mossman (1867–1956), Arizona Rangers Captain
*Harry N. Morse (1835–1912), Sheriff, Alameda County, California.


*David Neagle (1847–1926), Arizona (Cochise County) Deputy Sheriff, Arizona (Tombstone) Marshal, and California (San Francisco) Detective, U.S. Marshal


*William Owen O'Neill (1860–1898), Arizona (Yavapai County) Sheriff
*Commodore Perry Owens (1852–1919), Arizona (Apache County) Sheriff


*Allan Pinkerton (1819–1884), Pinkerton Detective Agency Founder
*William A. Pinkerton (1846–1923), Pinkerton Detective
*Robert Pinkerton (1848–1907), Pinkerton Detective
*Henry Plummer (1837–1864), California (Nevada City) Marshal and Montana (Bannack) Sheriff
*Robert Jack Price (1848–1930), Constable


*Bass Reeves (1839–1910), Deputy U.S. Marshall, Indian Territory


*George Scarborough (1859–1903)
*John Selman (1839–1896), Texas (El Paso) Constable
*Sam Sixkiller (1842–1886), Captain, U.S. Indian Police, Indian Territory; Deputy U.S. Marshal, Indian Territory.
*Charles Sims (1879–1945), Oklahoma (Rosedale) Town Marshal
*John Slaughter (1841–1922), Arizona (Cochise County) Sheriff and Texas Ranger
*Thomas Smith (1830–1870), Colorado (Kit Carson) and Kansas (Abilene) Marshal and U.S. Deputy Marshal
*Con Stapleton (1848–1879), South Dakota (Deadwood) Marshal
*Dallas Stoudenmire (1845–1882), Texas (El Paso) Marshal and Texas Ranger; Deputy U.S. Marshal


*Henry Andrew "Heck" Thomas (1850–1912), Deputy U.S. Marshall, Oklahoma Territory.
*Ben Thompson (1842–1884), Austin, Texas Marshal
*Bill Tilghman (1854–1924), Deputy Marshal, Dodge City, Kansas; Deputy U.S. Marshal, Oklahoma Territory; Sheriff, Lincoln County, Oklahoma; Chief of Police, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
*Paden Tolbert (1863–1904), Deputy U.S. Marshal, Indian Territory.




*John Joshua Webb (1847–1882), Kansas (Dodge City) Deputy Marshal, New Mexico (Las Vegas) Marshal
*Fred White (1849–1880), Arizona (Tombstone) Marshal
*Franklin Pierce West, Indian Territory Deputy Marshall, killed in the line of duty by Sam Starr 12/17/1886




ee also

*List of American Old West outlaws
*List of cowboys and cowgirls

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