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Birthday
10, 1865
Birthplace
New Mexico
Death Date
Aug 27, 1945 (80)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1865
Birthplace
New Mexico
Death Date
Aug 27, 1945 (80)

About

One of the last lawmen of the Wild West, he became part of the famed Frisco Shootout.

Before Fame

As sheriff of Lower San Francisco Plaza, he arrested a drunk cowboy, and shot several of his friends who tried to stop him; the ensuing standoff and shootout left his refuge house with hundreds of bullet holes.

Trivia

Rather than arresting town lawbreakers by force, he usually sent them a polite letter, warning them that if they failed to turn themselves in, he would 'feel justified in shooting [them] on sight when [he] come after [them].'

Family Life

He was born in Socorro, New Mexico in the closing weeks of the Civil War.

Associated With

Robert Loggia portrayed him in them Disney miniseries The Nine Lives of Elfego Baca.