David Neagle (1847-1926) – Known as one of the fastest gunfighters in the west, Neagle served as Cochise County, Arizona Deputy Sheriff; Tombstone, Arizona Marshal; San Francisco, California Marshal, and a U.S. Deputy Marshal.
Edgar T. Neal – Served as a Texas Ranger in the 1890s and was later elected sheriff of San Saba County, Texas for several terms.
Tony Neis – A lawman, who in 1881 was assigned to escort Billy the Kid to trial at Mesilla, New Mexico.
Charles L. Nevill (1855-1906) – Served as a lieutenant and captain in the Texas Rangers, during which, he arrested a wounded Sam Bass in 1878, broke up the Jesse Evans Gang, and captured the Potter Gang. He served as sheriff of Presidio County, Texas from 1885 to 1888.
Jim Newman – Both a lawman and an outlaw, he consorted with John Wesley Hardin in the 1860s.
J.O.Newton – Served as the Adjutant General of the Texas Rangers in 1907.
Frank P. Nichols – As a Deputy Sheriff in Springer, New Mexico, he shot and killed outlaw John Scott on May 17, 1883.
Evett Dumas “E.D.” Nix (1861-1946) – E.D. Nix took the oath of office as U.S. Marshal for the Oklahoma Territory on July 1, 1893, and served until 1896. He led the posse that fought in the Ingalls, Oklahoma Shoot-out and was primarily responsible for the capture and killing of the members of the Doolin-Dalton Gang.
Lon Oden – A Texas Ranger and gunfighter, Oden, along with RangerJohn Hughes, participated in a number of gunfights along the Mexican border in the late 1800s.
William a. Old (1874-1914) – A Texas Ranger before moving west and becoming an Arizona Ranger.
Robert “Bob” Ollinger (1841?-1881) – A crooked U.S. Marshal; Seven Rivers, New Mexico Marshal, and Lincoln County, New Mexico Deputy Sheriff, he was indicted for his participation in the Lincoln County War. He was shot and killed when Billy the Kid escaped from jail on April 28, 1881.
John C. Orrick – See George Washington Arrington
William S. Osborn – Served as a deputy marshal at Prescott, Arizona during the 1870s.
Bass (Baz) L. Outlaw (18??-1894 ) – A lawman and gunfighter, Outlaw served as a Texas Ranger, Bass was dismissed in 1894 after shooting up the town of Alpine, Texas. Later he was appointed as a U.S. Deputy Marshal and was killed by John Selman on April 5, 1894.
Will Owens – Served as a Texas Ranger in 1886 under Captain G.H. Schmidt.
By Kathy Weiser-Alexander, updated October 2019.
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