Sheriff Pat Garrett… the killer of Billy the Kid…

January 9, 2017 by  
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It was a surprise when I opened an 1884 issue of the “St. Louis Globe-Democrat to find a print of Pat Garrett, the noted sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico, who: “…did the world a great service in ridding it of Billy the Kid, the most cold-blooded and cruel desperado of modern times…” as the article notes. Never before have I seen a print of Garrett in any periodical. Is anyone aware of an earlier print, or any print of him from any date?

This issue is from over 3 years after he killed Billy the Kid, his likeness appearing in the newspaper because he attended a convention of cattlemen held in St. Louis at this time.

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2 Responses to “Sheriff Pat Garrett… the killer of Billy the Kid…”

  1. Bill Caughlan on January 10th, 2017 9:09 am

    Where does it say he’s the killer of Jesse James? Am I missing something? I thought James was killed by Robert Ford.

  2. GuyHeilenman on January 13th, 2017 2:14 pm

    Hello Bill – Corrected. This was just a mental lapse when the original title of the post was written. The actual text was correct. Thank you for pointing this out.

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