Sheriff William Brady

Sheriff William Brady

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Monday, April 1, 1878

William Brady

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.


  • Age 48
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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