Dunk Jefferson - Served as a
Texas Ranger in
1877 under Pat Dolan and was one of his most efficient men.
Napoleon Augustus Jennings (1856-1919) - A Texas Ranger in
1876-1877, he was with the group that ended the Sutton-Taylor feud.
(18??-1881) - El Paso,
Assistant Marshal was killed by
Stoudenmire on April 17, 1881.
Charles Johnson -
Served in Company E of the Texas Rangers
Edwin W. Johnson (1853-1931) - Served as a law
officer in Arkansas and
Texas before becoming a
U.S. Deputy Marshal for
Indian Territory. Later, he moved to
California, where he served as
a deputy sheriff in
Los Angeles until his death.
An African-American U.S. Deputy Marshal in
Judge Isaac Parker
for at least 14 years, he was known to be one of the most effective U.S. Deputy
in Indian Territory.
"Turkey Creek Jack" Johnson (1852?-1887?) - A lawman and gunfighter, Johnson was
known to be in
and Dodge City,
Kansas before arriving in
He worked as a deputy marshal with the Earps and was part of the posse that
Stillwell in Tucson,
William H. Johnson (18??-1878) - After serving
as a Confederate captain in the
Civil War, Johnson became a lawman and gunman.
Deputy under Sheriff William Brady in the midst of the Lincoln County War,
during which he was killed.
"Liver Eating" Johnston, aka: John Garrison (1824?-1900) - Primarily
known as a mountain man, Indian fighter and lawman,
a number of legends surrounded him during his life, some
of which are the basis for
the movie Jeremiah Johnson.
served as a deputy and sheriff of Coulson,
in the late 1800's.
Frank Jones (1856-1893) - Served in the Texas
Rangers beginning in 1874 and
became a captain in 1887. He was killed in an outlaw shoot-out on June 30, 1893.
Fred Jones - A
Deputy Sheriff of Val Verde County,
Gus "Buster" Jones - A Texas Ranger
stationed in Alice, Texas
John B. Jones (1834-1881) - Joined the
Civil War and was commissioned as the commander of the Frontier
Battalion of the
Rangers during the reconstruction in
Texas. In 1877, Jones ended the Horrell-Higgins
feud. He died on June 19, 1881.
John G. Jones
- The first U.S. Marshal under civilian rule
New Mexico Territory.
Nat B. Jones, aka: Kiowa (18??-1928?) - A member of
the Texas Rangers under Captain Bill McDonald.
Walter Jones - Served Company D of the Texas Rangers.
in 1903 and was in several gun battles, and died from the wounds received in one
on April 5, 1908.
U.S. Deputy Marshal in New Mexico
Dave Kemp -
Known as both an
outlaw and a
lawman, Kemp killed a man in
moving on to New Mexico,
where he served a as a
lawman in Eddy County. Later he killed Sheriff Les Dow.
Richard M. Kennedy (1848-1921) - Deputy under
Sheriff Red Angus during the Johnson County War in Wyoming. Later he became
sheriff in 1901.
Louis Kennon - Served as a deputy marshal at Silver City,
New Mexico in the 1880s.
Jeff P. Kidder (1875-1908) - Joined the
Rush G. Kimbell (1855-1954) - Joined the Texas
Rangers around 1875 and fought in a number of gun battles.
Francis M. King - (18??-1865) - A Deputy Sheriff in
California, he was killed in a gun battle in 1865.
King (1863-1920's) - A dedicated
King was a deputy sheriff of Phoenix,
in the 1880s and worked as a
in the next decade.
Lou King - Served as deputy sheriff of Custer County,
Montana in 1880.
Karl Kirchner (1867-1911) - Served as
Texas Ranger from 1889-1895,
becoming the first sergeant.
Charles Krummeck - Served as a deputy sheriff in
Santa Cruz, New Mexico in the 1880s.
Charles Kuhley - Served as a Texas Ranger in 1886 under Captain G.H. Schmidt.
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