Graham Barnett: A Dangerous Man by James L. Coffey,Russell M. Drake,John T. Barnett

By James L. Coffey,Russell M. Drake,John T. Barnett

Graham Barnett was once killed in Rankin, Texas, on December 6, 1931. His loss of life introduced an finish to a storied profession, yet no longer an finish to the legends that claimed he was once a gunman, a employed pistolero on each side of the border, a Texas Ranger identified for questionable shootings in corporation B lower than Captain Fox, a deputy sheriff, a bootlegger, and a potential “fixer” for either legislation enforcement and outlaw corporations. In genuine lifestyles he was once a superb cowboy, who supplied for his relations the way he might, and who did so by means of slipping seamlessly among the legislations enforcement neighborhood and the realm of unlawful liquor traffickers. tales say he killed unnumbered males at the border, yet he stood trial merely two times and used to be acquitted either occasions. Barnett lived within the 20th century yet carried with him some of the attitudes of previous frontier Texas. between these ideals was once that if there have been difficulties, a guy handled them at once and forcefully—with a gun. His penchant to settle a rating with gunplay introduced him into disagreement with Sheriff W. C. Fowler, a former good friend, who shot Barnett with the latter’s personal submachine gun on mortgage. One modern summed it up most sensible: “Officers in West Texas acquired the simplest sleep they'd had in 20 years that Sunday evening after Fowler killed Graham.”

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