Pat F. Garrett 1850 - 1908. Called the most famous Westerner of his time. He was Rancher, Businessman and Peace Officer. In 1881, as sherriff of Lincoln County, he killed the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid. Pres. Teddy Roosevelt appointed him Collector of Customs at El Paso in 1901. On Feb 29, 1908, Garrett was murdered by a cowboy in a dispute near Las Cruces, N.M. Inset: a Colt .44 Frontier pistol, the model of pistol that Garrett used for when he shot to death Billy the Kid.
William H. Bonney (born William Henry McCarty, Jr. c.1859 – c.1881), better known as Billy the Kid & also known as Henry Antrim, was a 19th-century Irish American gunman who participated in the Lincoln County War & became a frontier outlaw in the American Old West. According to legend, he killed 21 men, but it is generally believed that he killed between four & nine. He killed his first man in 1877 at the age of 17, although he could have been as young as 15.
BILLY THE KID (William H. Bonney, William Henry McCarty, 1859-1881). American gunman and frontier outlaw. Legend claims he killed 21 men, but most likely it was somewhere between 4 to 9. Relatively unknown during his brief lifetime, his status grew to legendary proportions after his death at age 21. The Kid was killed by lawman Pat Garrett.