Old West Lawmen List – L


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Seldon T. Lindsey (1854-19??) – Reared in Louisiana, Lindsey’s family moved to McClennan County, Texas after his father returned from the Civil War. Upon settling down, Seldon’s father established a law practice and in 1870, at the age of sixteen, Seldon found work as a cowboy. Over the next several years he worked on a number of cattle drives to the Kansas railroads. He also spent some time hunting buffalo, where he had the opportunity to meet Buffalo Bill Cody on two occasions. In 1881, he married and the couple would eventually have eleven children. Appointed as a U.S. Deputy Marshal in 1890, he worked out of Paris, Texas and was involved in a number of gunfights as he brought in outlaws for sentencing. On June 8, 1894, Lindsey, along with U.S. Deputy Marshal Loss Hart, shot and killed Bill Dalton, the last of the Dalton Gang.

William Henry Harrison Llewellyn (1851-1927) – Commissioned as a special agent of the Department of Justice to pursue outlaw David “Doc” Middleton, which he accomplished in 1881.

Sheriff Tom Logan with Nye County Deputies, circa 1902. Photo from Logan Family Collection.

Tom Logan (1861- 1906) – An “honorable” lawman in Nevada who was shot and killed on April 7, 1906, just days before his 45th birthday.  The trial of Walter Barieau would involve scandalous testimony about where Logan was killed and resulted in the acquittal of his murderer. In 2011, Logan was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Medal of Valor by the Nye County Sheriff.

Ira Long (1842-1913) – A cowboy and stockman, Long joined the Texas Rangers in 1872, quickly advancing to lieutenant then captain. He was involved in several Indian Battles and captured a number of outlaws before he left the Ranger service in 1880.

John Long aka: Rivers – Deputized during New Mexico’s Lincoln County War for a raid upon the McSween house on July 19, 1878.

Steve Long, aka: Big Steve – A lawman and outlaw, Long ran the “Bucket of Blood” saloon in Laramie City, Wyoming and appointed himself assistant marshal. Long and his two partners were lynched on October 28, 1868.

James J. Longrell – Chief of the Indian Police at the San Carlos, Arizona Apache Agency in 1880.

A.W. Loomis – Served as a U.S. Deputy Marshal in New Mexico Territory.

H.W. Loomis – Served as a chief U.S. Deputy Marshal in New Mexico Territory and killed train robber Cole Estes on October 2, 1896.

Willis Anson Loomis (1860-1952) – Served as the city marshal at Leadville, Colorado in 1886 before going to work at the Colorado Penitentiary in Canyon City. He also worked as a detective in Denver, Colorado, and Chief of Police in Everett, Washington and Venice, California.

Harry Love (1809-1868) –  Love was the head of California’s first law enforcement agency, the California Rangers, and became famous for allegedly killing the notorious bandit Joaquin Murrieta.

H.M. Love – While serving as a U.S. Deputy Marshal in New Mexico, he was wounded while in pursuit of outlaw Samuel Ketchum on July 16, 1899.

Thomas D. Love (1862-1934) – A cattleman, Love was elected as the first sheriff of Bordon County, Texas in 1890. He  arrested the notorious outlaw, Bill Cook, in 1895

Doctor Lozier – Served as a Texas Ranger in 1896.

Captain Louis J. Lull, aka: W.J. Allen (18??-1874) – A Pinkerton Agent from Chicago, Illinois, Lull was working with fellow Pinkerton Agent James Boyle and local St. Claire County, Missouri deputy sheriff, Edwin Daniels searching for the elusive Younger brothers, who were thought to be in the area. On March 16, 1874, they set out from Osceola to Roscoe, Missouri. After spending the night at the Roscoe House Hotel, the left the day for the home of Theodrick Snuffer, a family friend of the Youngers, some three miles out of town. Posing as cattle buyers, they questioned Snuffer but got nowhere. Little did they know that John and Jim Younger were watching from Snuffer’s attic. When the lawmen left, the two Younger Brothers followed and ordered the three men to halt. Panicked, Pinkerton Agent James Wright, spurred his horse and kept ongoing. However; the other two lawmen, Pinkerton Agent Lull and Daniels stopped and within no time a gunfight ensued. When the smoke cleared, John Younger and Deputy Edwin Daniels were dead, Louis Lull was severely wounded and Jim Younger received a flesh wound in his hip. Lull was taken to Roscoe for treatment but would die of his wounds a few days later.


By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated February 2020.

Also See:

Adventures in the American West

Lawmen of the Old West

Old West Photo Galleries

Who’s Who in American History

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