Bill Caine (18??-1893) -
U.S. Deputy Marshal commissioned in the Southern District of
Indian Territory at
Texas under Marshal Sheb Williams. He was shot and killed in April, 1893
while attempting to arrest Bud English, a prominent stockman near Woodville,
Chickasaw Nation. Caine was with a posse tracking a gang of horse thieves that
included Bud English, when the outlaws resisted arrest and a gunfight ensued.
Years later, one of the posse members recognized Bud English on the streets of
Oklahoma and identified him as the man who had killed Caine. Bud
English was arrested in Ardmore, nine years after Caine’s murder.
James Cairns (1851-1934)
- Born in Scotland in 1851, Cairns immigrated to the United States somewhere
along the line and was living in Indiana in 1871. From there, he moved to
Kansas and in 1875 began to work as a peace officer in
Kansas. In the same
year that Cairns was hired, so was a young Wyatt Earp. Both policemen made
$60.00 per month. In 1879, he became
Wichita's town marshal, a position he held for the next eleven years. Cairnes was also the brother-in-law of the famous
Bat Masterson, having married Bat’s sister, Nellie.
California State Rangers - California's first state-wide law enforcement agency, the Rangers were formed in 1853 when the legislature authorized a body of some 20 men to kill or capture the Mexican bandit Joaquin Murrieta and his gang called the Five Joaquins. Led by former Texas Ranger
Captain Harry Love, the men tracked down the gang and allegedly killed Murrieta and his right hand man Manuel Garcia, known as "Three Fingered Jack." Later, the Rangers were disbanded; however,
Captain Love and another ranger stayed on at the State Capitol and helped to form the California State police. Over the years, the organization was reorganized several times and was eventually merged with the California Highway Patrol in 1995.
H. Callahan -
U.S. Deputy Marshal
commissioned in the Fourth District of the
District in 1893. Harry lived near Hominy,
Oklahoma and worked the Osage
country with Deputy Marshals Lee Taylor and Charles Douglas. In
April, 1894, Callahan was involved in a gunfight with several
other deputies when they tried to orrest six outlaws southeast