The Last Watch

Sheriff Glenn Reynolds

A timepiece stolen—and then returned.

Gila County (AZ) Sheriff Glenn Reynolds had a strong reputation. He’d been involved in putting down the Pleasant Valley War. And outlaws throughout the region avoided him and his area, knowing how tough he was.

Reynolds met his match in 1889 when he and deputy accompanied nine prisoners, including the Apache Kid, to Yuma Territorial Prison. The prisoners broke away and killed their captors, taking personal items from the bodies. A year later, Mexican authorities found Reynolds’ watch on the body of a slain Apache. The timepiece was returned to Reynolds’ widow.

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