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Our Old Sheriff

By T.W. Hamilton

 

April 2013 issue  

 

 

     I first saw him when I was twelve years old. He was about eighty then and very agile for his age. It was 1941 and WWII had just started with Japan.

     The man I speak of was Our Own Sheriff. He was out of the Old West, for sure. Owned a gray horse named Porter, a high back saddle, Stetson tall hat, Colt revolver, and assorted tack. Us kids had it made for sure. He was cool!!

     Our Sheriff had known a lot of lawmen in his youth … which probably accounted for his winning the election. Nonetheless, he was good with a gun or rifle, and performed at social events. He rode the bridle trails of our big city in full regalia. Everyone knew him if they were out for their Sunday drive.

     The last time I saw Our Sheriff was at a rodeo near our city. The hosts introduced him saying he would do some fast draws. Now he was ninety years old! The revolvers were presumably loaded with blanks? They hoped?

     Things went reasonably well until the “Stagecoach Switch,” a tricky move. The gun slipped and fired and the pickup man dropped off of his horse.

     Although he was fakin’, he did impress the crowd. And, more so, Our Old Sheriff who almost collapsed at the foul deed he had committed.

     After the dust cleared and the horses were gathered, all was OK! Even our dearly beloved Old Sheriff.

     That was a very interesting unplanned rodeo. Everyone got their money’s worth!

      There must be someone out there who also saw this happen. I’d sure like to hear from them! Please write me in care of Rocky Mountain Rider Magazine.

    

 

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