Patrick Floyd "Pat" Garrett (June 5, 1850 – February 29, 1908) was an American Old West lawman, bartender, and customs agent who was best known for killing Billy the Kid. He was also the sheriff of Lincoln County, New Mexico
Extremely rare photo of Billy when captured at Stinking Springs, December 24th 1880. Pat Garrett is clearly recognisable extreme left and Bob Olinger is next to him. Billy is on the extreme right where a deputy aims a Colt revolver at Billy's head. One of Billy's compadres, Charlie Bowdre, had been killed in the encounter.
Pat Garrett was an American Old West lawman. He is best known for killing Billy the Kid in 1881, an act that eventually sullied his reputation as it was rumored to be an unfair fight. Garrett became friends with Theodore Roosevelt, who appointed him as a customs agent in El Paso, Texas. He retired to his ranch in New Mexico and was allegedly killed by Jesse Wayne Brazel.
Pat Garrett's most famous kill did not come from a gun battle. In 1881, he snuck into Pete Maxwell’s house and shot notorious outlaw Billy the Kid to death. - from True West Magazine - #OldWest #WildWest
Outlaw "Dirty Dave" Rudabaugh, Dave Rudabaugh was the only outlaw said to have crossed paths with Dave Mather, Bat Masterson, Pat Garrett, Wyatt Earp, Billy The Kid and Doc Holliday. Dave lived to be 31 years, 7 months and 4 days old. Dave's decapitated head was placed on a stake for almost three weeks after his death.