Some of this I do have, but indeed some I don't so I am very grateful to you for posting this. A few years ago I was in contact with Terry Blevins, who I think is with the Colorado Historical Society, and he gave me some of the information you've listed. My sister visited Hugo a couple of years ago while in Colorado and took some great pictures of which one is a street sign that reads "3rd Ave.Barron".
Really hoping to be able to find his grave in Denver. I have a brother living in Colorado but so far he's been unable to find the grave which apparently is unmarked.
Denver Behind Bars: The History of the Denver Sheriff Department and Denver’s Jail System 1858-1956 by Lenny Ortiz is a great historical resource for the early Colorado jails and Sheriffs. Here is... more
You mention in your review that the primary focus is on the lawmen of Denver, CO. Does the book also mention other lawmen in Colorado? I ask because I have a relative, JW "Cap" Barron who was elected ... more
Hi, Donna. I mentioned in my review that the one downside of the book is that it does not include an index, and I don't recall if John W. Barron is in the book or not. Luckily, I saved the authors... more
Cap. Barron certainly was not one of the more well known sheriffs but he had a pretty interesting life. He lived in Hugo, CO where there was a street named after him and a couple of other places with ... more
If Riverside Cemetery in Denver is where you think Barron might be resting, I’d give them a call for a check on the records. Only because I had to do this myself one time a couple of years ago, and... more