Losing Control Lawman Frank Canton fell off the wagon—literally.

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Frank Canton.

Deputy U.S. Marshal Frank Canton had some moments of embarrassment.  That included July 9, 1896, when he was transporting three prisoners to jail in Guthrie.  Canton, driving a spring wagon, kept a brisk pace—even when going into a sharp turn.  The lawman lost his balance and fell out of the wagon.  His right foot caught in the brake and twisted around.  The prisoners jumped out and rescued their captor; one of the men then drove the wagon into Guthrie.  Canton never lived that incident down.

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