Bass Reeves

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Bass Reeves (1838-1910) was a African American sheriff in Arkansas, who brought in hundreds of convicts. He was born as a slave, but then escaped his abusive master. He was one of the first African Americans to work in law enforcement west of the Mississippi River.[1]

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  1. Burton, Art (July 23, 2009 [last update]). "Bass Reeves (1838–1910) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas". Retrieved March 29, 2011.