Elected for two-year terms, frontier sheriffs were the principal peace-keepers in counties that were often larger than New England states. As officers of the court, they defended settlers and protected their property from the ever-present violence on the frontier. Their duties ranged from tracking down stagecoach robbers and serving court warrants to locking up drunks and quelling domestic disputes.The reality of their job embraced such mandane duties as being jail keepers, tax collectors, quarantine inspectors, court-appointed executioners, and dogcatchers.
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No "Story" to this story.
I was expecting a few antidotes from History New Mexico/Arizona LE, instead this well intentioned book is a collection of names and dates. Thousands of names and dates.
There was not "story" to the story.
Carrico did a great job, but he had little to work with.
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