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Thomas "Tom" Horn, Jr.
Born (1860-11-21)November 21, 1860
Died November 20, 1903(1903-11-20) (aged 42)
Cause of death Hanging
Resting place Columbia Cemetery, Boulder, Colorado
Nationality American
Other names Tom Hale
Citizenship United States
Occupation US Army Scout, lawman, cowboy, detective, assassin
Years active 1876–1903
Employer Pinkerton Detective Agency
Notable work
Assisted in the capture of Geronimo, disputably killed Willie Nickell
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)

Thomas Horn, Jr. (November 21, 1860 – November 20, 1903) was an American Old West scout, who carried out various lines of work, including hired gunman, detective, cowboy, and soldier. He is believed to have committed 17 killings throughout the West as a hired gunman. In 1902 Horn was convicted of the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell near Iron Mountain, Wyoming, for which crime he was hanged.



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