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The Western peace officer; a legacy of law and order.


[1st ed.].. Norman, University of Oklahoma Press [1972] .
ISBN 9780806110103, 0806110104

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Subjects Law enforcement -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Law enforcement.
Peace officers -- West (U.S.) -- History.
Peace officers.
United States, West.
Description xii, 330 pages illustrations 23 cm
Copyright Date [1972]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-320).
Summary The role of the lawman in the development of the American West. The author examines the legends that surround many of the early western peace officers and concludes that they were no better or worse than the members of the communities that they served. The book describes the activities of a number of law enforcement agencies such as the Texas Rangers, the Pinkertons, and private police forces associated with banks, railroads, and cattlemen's associations. Numerous famous law enforcement figures are discussed, including James Butler Hickok, Wyatt Earp, and Dallas Stoudenmire.
Contents Preface -- Acknowledgments -- 1. "Wild and unsettled portions of our territories" -- 2. "A duty to maintain public order" -- 3. "The marshal shall be chief of police" -- 4. Posse Comitatus -- 5. "A private person may arrest another" -- 6. "There shall be a corps of rangers" -- 7. Ex parte Crow Dog -- 8. "¬°Alto, federales!" -- Epilogue : "Do not forsake me" -- Appendix A. Tables -- Appendix B. Sheriff's fees -- Appendix C. Thiel's Detective Service -- Appendix D. New Mexico Mounted Police -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Genre History.
Geographic Area West (U.S.)
Network Numbers (OCoLC)240181
(OCoLC)ocm00240181
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Prassel, Frank Richard, 1937-
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