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By James L. Coffey,Russell M. Drake,John T. Barnett

Graham Barnett used to be killed in Rankin, Texas, on December 6, 1931. His loss of life introduced an finish to a storied profession, yet now not an finish to the legends that claimed he used to be a gunman, a employed pistolero on either side of the border, a Texas Ranger identified for questionable shootings in corporation B lower than Captain Fox, a deputy sheriff, a bootlegger, and a potential “fixer” for either legislations enforcement and outlaw organisations. In genuine lifestyles he was once an outstanding cowboy, who supplied for his family members the way in which he may well, and who did so via slipping seamlessly among the legislations enforcement neighborhood and the realm of unlawful liquor traffickers. tales say he killed unnumbered males at the border, yet he stood trial purely two times and was once acquitted either instances. Barnett lived within the 20th century yet carried with him a few of the attitudes of previous frontier Texas. between these ideals was once that if there have been difficulties, a guy handled them at once and forcefully—with a gun. His penchant to settle a ranking with gunplay introduced him into disagreement with Sheriff W. C. Fowler, a former good friend, who shot Barnett with the latter’s personal submachine gun on personal loan. One modern summed it up most sensible: “Officers in West Texas bought the simplest sleep that they had had in 20 years that Sunday evening after Fowler killed Graham.”

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