Are there any books or other information on Commodore Perry Owens?
Apache County Sheriff Commodore Perry Owens became an Arizona legend following his gunfight at Holbrook on September 4, 1887 when he single-handedly gunned down Andy Cooper, Mose Roberts, John Blevins and Sam Houston Blevins while trying to make an arrest. He eventually settled in Seligman, Arizona where he died May 28, 1919. He’s buried in Citizens Cemetery in Flagstaff. Cattleman and writer Will C. Barnes, who witnessed the shootout, later wrote a thorough description of the events under the title Gunfight in Apache County, 1887, edited by Neil B. Carmony and published by Trail to Yesterday Books. Also, see Classic Gunfights in the July 2001 issue of True West.