I’ve written a good number of history columns about outlaws in western Colorado and eastern Utah, and they all produce lots of reader responses.
My next column will focus instead on one of the most important lawmen in the history of this region — Cyrus “Doc” Shores. And it will detail one of his most notable efforts to track down criminals in the wake of a train robbery near Grand Junction in 1887.
At the time, Wells was the Gunnison County sheriff. Later he would be a special investigator for several different railroads, and later still, he would become the Salt Lake City police chief.
The article will appear in The Daily Sentinel on Monday, July 2.