Harry Saxon was the nephew of Cochise County Cowboy Wes Fuller—but he took an entirely different path in life. In 1903, at the age of 21, Saxon was appointed a mounted inspector patrolling the border region of Arizona and Mexico. Harry was named to the state’s first legislature in 1911. He served in WWI, and afterwards went into law enforcement, becoming sheriff of Santa Cruz County. He single-handedly captured two escaped killers in 1922.
As for all those exploits, Harry Saxon once said, “Twice I stopped bullets, but I never had to be carried into town.”