TITLE

PAT GARRETT The Life and Death of a Great Sheriff

AUTHOR(S)
Gardner, Mark Lee
PUB. DATE
August 2011
SOURCE
Wild West;Aug2011, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p29
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the life of Western lawman Patrick Floyd Garrett who was best known for killing outlaw Billy the Kid in 1881. Born in June 1850, he initially worked at the cotton plantation of his father in Louisiana before moving to Texas to become a cowpuncher then a hunter. He was appointed sheriff in November 1880 in Lincoln County, New Mexico, adding that his pursuit of Billy the Kid started even before his official term began. After the death of Billy the Kid, Garrett decided to run for the territorial council but lost in the elections.
ACCESSION #
61867574

Tags: GARRETT, Pat F. (Pat Floyd), 1850-1908;  OUTLAWS;  BILLY, the Kid, ca. 1859-1881;  COTTON farmers;  SHERIFFS

 

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