The Last Sheriff in Texas: A True Tale of Violence and the Vote by James P. McCollom
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Overview: "A true-crime story centering on a South Texas lawman who became a law unto himself . . . Of interest to students of Texas history as well as aspiring law enforcement officers, who should read it as an example of how not to conduct themselves." ―Kirkus Reviews
Beeville, Texas, was the most American of small towns―the place that GIs had fantasized about while fighting through the ruins of Europe, a place of good schools, clean streets, and churches. Old West justice ruled, as evidenced by a 1947 shootout when outlaws surprised popular sheriff Vail Ennis at a gas station and shot him five times, point-blank, in the belly. Ennis managed to draw his gun and put three bullets in each assailant; he reloaded and shot them three times more.
Genre: Non Fiction | Biographies & Memoirs