Everyone has heard about Wild Bill Hickok. He was a larger than life character that actually lived a life equal to or greater than the stories about him. For example, on this date (September 27th) back in the year 1869 in Ellis County, Kansas, Hickok and his deputy responded to report that a local ruffian named Samuel Strawhun (whom Hickok shot in the head) and a couple of his drunken buddies were tearing up John Bitter's Beer Saloon in Hays City. The citizens of the area tired of hard drinking soldiers and buffalo hunters who took over their town at nights and hoped that the famous "Wild Bill" could solve their problem.
He did just that, but he did his job way too well by killing two men in the name of preserving peace the first few weeks of his term. He was elected interim sheriff only until the regular elections, which would be held later that year. When the regular elections came along, he lost the election 144 to 89. He was only Sheriff for three months. I think he was sheriff on TV for longer than that (grin). Now, try not to get in any gunfights, especially with someone called "Wild Bill" and have a great day, you hear?