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 Cyrus Wells “Doc” Shores

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Cyrus Wells “Doc” Shores

  • Birth 11 Nov 1844 Lyons, Ionia County, Michigan, USA
  • Death 12 Oct 1934 Gunnison, Gunnison County, Colorado, USA
  • Burial Gunnison, Gunnison County, Colorado, USA
  • Memorial ID 7997916

Lawman. He was a well-respected lawman of the early days on Colorado's Western Slope. He served as the sheriff of Gunnison County when it was still "wild" and was noted as the lawman who captured Alferd Packer, the infamous "Colorado Cannibal." Shores also served as a deputy U.S. marshal, a railroad detective and as chief of police for Salt Lake City, Utah. He rode with Tom Horn when Horn was still on the right side of the law. Shores was the subject of a historical novel published in 1999 by Richard Davis called "A Man to Cross Rivers With." His autobiography, "Memoirs of a Lawman", edited by Wilson Rockwell, was published by Sage Books in 1962. The inscription on his headstone reads: "Western Colorado's most noted frontiersman, pioneer and lawman."

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WESTERN COLORADO'S MOST NOTED FRONTIERSMAN, PIONEER, AND LAWMAN


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  • Originally Created by: George Bacon
  • Added: 18 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7997916
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Cyrus Wells “Doc” Shores (11 Nov 1844–12 Oct 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7997916, citing Gunnison Cemetery, Gunnison, Gunnison County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .