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Deputy Sheriff James Carlysle

Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, New Mexico

End of Watch Saturday, November 27, 1880

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Reflections for Deputy Sheriff James Carlysle

Rest In Peace Brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice.

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
Upland Police Dept. CA

November 27, 2017

Deputy Sheriff Carlysle,
On today, the 135th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lincoln County.


United States Border Patrol

November 27, 2015

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

June 17, 2013

Deputy Sheriff James Carlysle, Deputy James W. Bell and Deputy United States Marshal Robert Olinger should never be forgotten for their line of duty deaths. They are truly heros for protecting and serving the people of New Mexico. For Governor Richardson to consider a pardon for the outlaw and murder Billy the Kids is just wrote. Everyone should write Governor Richarson and express their outrage for dishonring these deputies memories.

Chaplain John Elms
Tillamook County Sheriff's Office

August 2, 2010

Deputy Carlysle, you will not be forgotten! R.I.P.

Deputy Sheriff
Livingston County (Il) Sheriff's Ofc.

January 16, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 29th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 27, 2009

Deputy Sheriff Carlysle,
On today, the 128th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lincoln County.



November 27, 2008

Deputy Sheriff Carlysle,
Thank you for your service and sacrifice Sir! You are a HERO.. You will ever be forgottten... Rest in Peace..

Sister of Officer John P Harris EOW 8/19/1994

April 18, 2008

You are remebered today and thank you Sir for your service

manchester, nh

November 27, 2007

For Fellow Law Enforcement Historians:

Interestingly, Private George R. (Red) Bingham, Texas Rangers died on July 03, 1880 in a shootout involving allegedly "the last of the 'Billy the Kid' bunch."

I am not so sure that this was the "last of the Billy the Kid Bunch." There have been many rumors regarding William H. Bonney (Billy the Kid).

Despite being credited with the killing of 21 men in his lifetime, Bonney is only known to have participated in the killing of nine men. Five of them died during shootouts in which several of the "Regulators" took part, therefore making it unknown whether it was Bonney's bullets that did the killing. Of the remaining four Bonney victims, two were in self-defense gunfights and the other two were the killings of Deputies Bell and Ollinger during his jail escape.

In 1950, a lawyer named William Morrison located a man in West Texas named Ollie P. Roberts, nicknamed “Brushy Bill,” who claimed to be the actual Billy the Kid, and that he indeed had not been shot and killed by Pat Garrett in 1881.

Most historians reject the Brushy Bill claim. Among other problems, the real Billy the Kid spoke Spanish fluently and could read and write, whereas Brushy Bill apparently could not speak Spanish at all and was in fact, illiterate.

Despite this and discrepancies in birth dates and physical appearance, the town of Hico, Texas (“Brushy Bill's” residence) has capitalized on the Kid's infamy by opening the Billy The Kid Museum.

Some of you may be familiar with the Brushy Bill Story, from the movie "Young Guns," starring Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Emilio Estevez, who played "Brushy Bill".........

I doubt that we will ever know the full truth. However,
there are many of us who will never allow the memeory of men like Deputy Carlysle to ever be forgotten. May He Rest - In - Peace.

Maj M. B. Parlor

November 27, 2007

Thank you always Sheriff and may you rest in peace!

Cpl/1 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police

November 4, 2006

It is too sad that we remember the name 'Billy the Kid', but not all the names of those who fell victim to him.

It has been a long time since you fell, but your courage is not forgotten. I honor your bravery and sacrifice for the State of New Mexico.

L Robertson
APD, LEO's Wife

June 22, 2006

Sir, I am sorry that our great country has made folk hero's out of evil men and women like Billy The Kid. Hollywood even has the audacity to make movies about these people. It makes me sick in my heart. I am so sorry, Deputy Sheriff Carlysle. You are gone, but not forgotten. Thank you for your courage and sacrifice.

Daniel Olivas/Private Citizen

August 27, 2004

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