Bob Hufford Commodore Perry Owens Family True West Magazine
Bob Hufford.

Commodore Perry Owens had a problem keeping deputies when he was sheriff of
Apache County, AZ in the late 1880s and of Navajo County, AZ in the mid ‘90s. He
fired several. Others quit, complaining that the boss was hard to get along with and stuck
them with his administrative tasks. His solution: he hired nephew Bob Hufford (photo) as a deputy in 1895.

Hufford lasted through Perry’s two-year tenure, then returned to his native Indiana and became Hendricks County sheriff for more than two decades.

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