Brack Cornett True west
Brack Cornett

Alfred Y. Allee wasn’t afraid to use his gun.  The Karnes Co., Texas deputy shot and killed a robbery suspect in 1882. He was arrested because the killing was suspicious and reportedly an act of revenge, but he was not convicted.

A few years later, Allee gunned down another lawman in a fair fight; again, he was arrested but acquitted.  And in 1888, he killed train robber Brack Cornett (photo) during a pursuit.

Allee must not have had his gun during a barroom brawl in Frio in 1896—he was stabbed to death.

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