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 Richard M. Brewer

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Richard M. Brewer

  • Birth 19 Feb 1850 Saint Albans, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
  • Death 4 Apr 1878 Mescalero, Otero County, New Mexico, USA
  • Burial Mescalero, Otero County, New Mexico, USA
  • Memorial ID 7785508

Western Rancher and Lawman. On March 1, 1878, at the beginning of the Lincoln County War, New Mexico, he was appointed constable by the Magistrate. His group known as “The Regulators” included Billy the Kid and other deputies. There purpose was serving arrest warrants to members of the Dolan Gang for the ambush and murder of John Tunstall. On April 4, 1878, he led the Regulators to Blazer's Mills to eat. While they were there, Buckshot Roberts, a man they held a warrant for, arrived and a wild gunfight ensued. During the gunfight two Regulators were wounded and one killed. Constable Brewer received a fatal wound from Buckshot Roberts who died also the next day from his wounds. Constable Dick Brewer and Buckshot Roberts were buried side by side.

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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 22 Aug 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7785508
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Richard M. Brewer (19 Feb 1850–4 Apr 1878), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7785508, citing Blazer Cemetery, Mescalero, Otero County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .