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Sheriff William Brady | Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

Sheriff

William Brady

Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico

End of Watch: Monday, April 1, 1878

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 48

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 4/1/1878

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Not available

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Sheriff William Brady and Deputy George Hindman were shot and killed by the notorious outlaw Billy the Kid and his gang as they walked down the street in front of the county courthouse. Billy the Kid was later shot and killed.

The outlaw gang was responsible for the murders of several other law enforcement officers over the course of several years.

Sheriff Brady had served as a Captain in the 1st New Mexico Cavalry and was survived by his wife and nine children. He is buried with Deputy Hindman on private property on what was Sheriff Brady's ranch east of Lincoln, New Mexico at the Brady-Hindman burial site.

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