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 Joe Shelby “Joe” LeFors

Joe Shelby “Joe” LeFors

Original Name Joseph S.
Birth
Paris, Lamar County, Texas, USA
Death 1 Oct 1940 (aged 75)
Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming, USA
Plot Block 51, Lot 8, Space 1
Memorial ID 7470 · View Source
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Western Lawman. Born Joseph S. LeFors in Paris, Texas, he began his career in law enforcement in 1887, as a Wyoming Livestock Inspector recovering rustled cattle. In 1899, he was appointed a Deputy US Marshal and led a posse to capture Butch Cassidy's gang for train robberies in the territory. He is perhaps most noted for gaining a confession from Tom Horn whom was the primary suspect in the murder of Willie Nickell during the Iron Mountain Montana, range wars of 1902. After the hanging of Horn, LeFors worked as an employee for area cattle companies and did contract cases for the Pinkerton Detective Agency into the early 1900s. He died in Buffalo, Wyoming.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 8 Dec 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7470
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joe Shelby “Joe” LeFors (20 Feb 1865–1 Oct 1940), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7470, citing Willow Grove Cemetery, Buffalo, Johnson County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .