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    Indian Territory, Posse Document Signed, "Heck Thomas ", Regarding the 1896 Guthrie, Oklahoma Jail Break. One page, 8.25" x 13", October 2, 1896, Guthrie [Oklahoma Territory], partially printed, with an attached typed addendum. The document is an expense voucher for expenses incurred by a posse led by Heck in pursuing three men, William Jones, William Crittenden, and E. Nix, charged with "Aiding U. S. prisoners to escape & breaking out of U. S. Jail." Heck, a legendary Oklahoma lawman, started in law enforcement at 18 years old with a detective agency. He worked as a bounty hunter, United States Deputy Marshal, and finally as Chief of Police in Lawton, Oklahoma. He was in at least ten gunfights and wounded six times.

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