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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

LAW ENFORCEMENT

in Washington County, Utah

HISTORY

TBD


UTAH HIGHWAY PATROL

Santa Clara Checking Station
Patrolman Loren D. Squire   (served 7/5/1933-1958)
Patrolman L. A. "Blondie" Porter   (served 1934-????)
Trooper George P. Lang   (served 1961-1983)


SHERIFFS

Washington County Sheriffs

Deputies:
Deputy John Diamond


POLICE

TBD


CONSTABLES

Constable Joseph Hoag in Silver Reef


COURTS

TBD


CRIMES

Cattle Rustling
Murder of Michael Carbis by Thomas Forrest and the subsequent lynching of Forrest,   October 3-6, 1880
Murder of Royal Samuel Hunt,   November 24, 1941
Butch Cassidy Crimes (not in Wasington County)


OUTLAWS

Joe Lewis, 1944
Robert Leroy Parker (aka Butch Cassidy), 1889-1908


JAILS

Jail House in St. George
Silver Reef Jail
Virgin Town Jail


REFERENCES

History of the Utah Highway Patrol

UHP History on Patrolling Southern Utah

County constables: A history and overview of their role as peace officers in Washington County
Article by Mori Kessler, St. George News, July 16, 2019

The Carbis-Forrest Affair: Vigilante Justice in Frontier Utah
Paper by Jonathan Alvey talking about frontier justice and vigilanteism in Silver Reef.

Southern Utah Memories: Alan Boyack's service in the law included defense lawyer, family lawyer, and State Medical Examiner investigator,
Article by Loren R. Webb,   September 23, 2013

Southern Utah Memories: Alan Boyack's service in the law spanned duties as medical examiner, and family and defense attorney,
Article by Loren R. Webb,   September 27, 2013