The Lawman and the Attorney They rode together—before the gunfight.

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Jack Watson was an undercover lawman and JW Warf the prosecutor in Carbon County, UT.  In 1898, they even served on the same posse, hunting for Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch. They got the wrong men, but there was still a reward.  But a dispute over the money started a gunfight in Price on July 23. The two pulled their pistols in a saloon. A drunken Watson never got off a shot.  Warf put two bullets in his opponent, who died two hours later. Warf was later acquitted in the case.

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Mark Boardman

Mark Boardman is the features editor for True West Magazine as well as the editor of The Tombstone Epitaph. He also serves as pastor for Poplar Grove United Methodist Church in Indiana.