Saturday, May 23, 2009

Today In History..........

In 1934................

Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow were shot to death in an law enforcement ambush that took place on a country road outside of Gibsland, LA. The team that took them out was led by Francis A Hamer a prior service Texas Ranger. At the time of the ambush, Hamer rather than being a serving ranger held a commission from the Texas Department of Prisons as a special investigator. Hamer had been hired by Lee Simmons, head of the Texas Department of Corrections to hunt Bonnie and Clyde down, no matter what, no matter how long it took. Hamer, who was a lawman of the old school was on the trail for 100 days before the ambush.


When asked about the killing of Bonnie, Hamer replied "I hate to bust the cap on a woman, especially when she was sitting down, however if it wouldn't have been her [sic], it would have been us."

2 comments:

Mr. Police Man said...

A newbie stopping by to say hello.

Michael W. said...

Howdy! Make yourself at home!