The Coup De Grace Tom Sherman: saloon keeper and brutal killer.


Tom Sherman’s Saloon was a hot spot in early Dodge City, Kansas—sometimes for the wrong reasons. The owner himself was not averse to picking up a gun.

In March 1873, a fracas erupted at the establishment.  Sherman—firing as he went–chased a man named Burns out of the place.  Burns went down with at least one bullet in his back.  Sherman walked up to him and said, “I’d better shoot him again, hadn’t I, boys?”  He put a bullet in the man’s head at point-blank range. Sherman was later arrested but it’s unclear what happened after that.

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