Week 51: December

Week 51: December 17th thru 23rd

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12/17 of… 1886

Frank West - Week 51: December 17th thru 23rdSam Starr (husband of Belle) and BIA Police Officer Frank West kill each other in a shootout at a dance, near the Canadian River, Oklahoma Territory. Photo: U.S. PD pre-1886, Officer Down Memorial Page, Frank West.  {001}

1888

The Denson farm, 15 miles south of Graham, TX. Both drunk, Young County sheriff Marion DeKalb Wallace and Deputy Thomas B. “Tom” Collier attempt to re-arrest the Marlow brothers (Alfred, Boone and Llewellyn [out on bail]) for a horse theft charge. Showing no warrant, Collier opens fire on Boone—and when Marlow returns fire he mistakenly kills Sheriff Wallace (who had just rounded a corner behind Collier to investigate the shot). Boone escapes in the confusion and the other brothers—including Charles and George, who had not been present—go to Graham (TX) and surrender on the existing horse theft charge.  {001}Old West Daily Reader Subscribe Today

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