Billy Brooks was a shootist and enforcer in Kansas in the 1870s. In early 1873, businessmen in Dodge City hired him as an unofficial lawman—his charge: to put a lid on the violence. It’s said that he was in 15 gunfights over the course of a few months, leaving up to seven or eight men dead. Within a couple of months, Brooks had worn out his welcome and left Dodge. But he was headed to a bad end. He was lynched at Caldwell, Kansas in July 1874.