Cap Light became a lawman in Temple, TX in 1889 when he was 25. And he quickly gained a reputation as a shootist, killing at least four men by 1891. But that year, he took a different path.
His brother-in-law invited him to go to Denver and be part of his organization—the brother-in-law being con-man Soapy Smith. Light followed Smith to Creede, CO, where he became a deputy marshall—enforcing laws and supporting Soapy. But Light got tired of that life and returned to Texas. He accidentally shot himself to death in 1893.