A Two-Fisted Lawman Jeff Mynatt used his guns and more in the line of duty (and beyond).

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Jeff Mynatt spent much of his adult life in law enforcement.  He was a deputy U.S. marshal in Indian Territory, a lawman in various Texas locales, and a Texas Ranger for several years.  He was also a member of the Wyoming Invaders who hunted for rustlers in 1892 (Mynatt is seated second from left, with newspaper).

He was a rough character.  One time, Mynatt believed a newspaper editor in Gainesville, Texas had slandered him.  He broke the man’s jaw and knocked out several teeth.  Mynatt was convicted of assault and paid $500—but kept his job.

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