In my ongoing search for information, I found an interesting piece of Denver Sheriff history. I detailed Doc Holliday's scrapes with Arapahoe ( Denver) deputy sheriffs and the jails in my book published in 2004. On May 18, 1882, Doc was arrested in Denver by Deputies Charles Linton and Barney Cutler on an Arizona warrant for the murder of Frank Stillwell in Tucson.The arrest was just seven months after the OK Corral event with the Earp Brothers. In the movie Tombstone, when Wyatt was putting his family on board a train for California, Wyatt is seen shooting Stillwell many times before he is stopped by Doc Holliday. Earp and his brother Warren were also wanted for the murder.
The event made the deputies famous (in Colorado) for the arrest, however the warrant was found to be bogus and Doc was released.
Linton remained a deputy after the creation of the new City & County of Denver and eventually served as a deputy for twenty six years.. On December 18, 1922 the famous Denver Mint Robbery took place. Linton, now a guard for the Federal Reserve was transferring money from the Mint when he was mortally wounded by one of the robbers. The robbery went unsolved for twelve years and no charges were brought against the suspected robbers as all of them were dead or in prison serving life terms. The case was closed in 1934.
Linton is buried in Wheat Ridge and is honored on the National Memorial in Washington, however is not on Colorado's law enforcement memorial like many others who go without recognition for their sacrifice.