Outlaw With A Badge Gets What He Deserves

John Larn, recently resigned sheriff of Shackleford County, surrendered to vigilantes who had him dead to rights on charges of rustling cattle.  That night, June 22, 1878, a mob stormed the Albany jail and with a single volley shot Larn to death in his cell.

Lucky for him, John Selman, Larn’s sidekick who also worked both sides of the law, had made himself scarce on that fateful occasion.  He, in fact, lived long enough to murder John Welsey Hardin in an El Paso saloon in 1895.

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