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Pat Garrett, Lawman Who Killed Billy the Kid, Visits Washington and Teddy Roosevelt

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Patrick Floyd "Pat" Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 29, 1908) was an American Old West lawman, bartender, and customs agent who was best known for killing Billy the Kid.[2] He was also the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico

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Pat Garrett's most famous kill did not come from a gun battle. In 1881, he snuck into Pete Maxwell’s house and shot notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to death. - from True West Magazine - #OldWest #WildWest

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Pat Garrett was an American Old West lawman. He is best known for killing Billy the Kid in 1881, an act that eventually sullied his reputation as it was rumored to be an unfair fight. Garrett became friends with Theodore Roosevelt, who appointed him as a customs agent in El Paso, Texas. He retired to his ranch in New Mexico and was allegedly killed by Jesse Wayne Brazel.

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Experts speculate this photograph of Pat Garrett was taken while he was in Santa Fe trying to collect the reward on the Kid.

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Pat Garrett This photo was taken in the winter of 1887 near Roswell. This depicts Pat as he would have appeared while tracking the Rustlers in the winter of 1880.

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Pat Garrett another famous Lawman born in Cusseta Alabama not far from Opelika Alabama was born June 5, 1850 and died February 29, 1908. Pat Garrett was famous for killing the Outlaw Billy the Kid.

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