The Site Where Sheriff Pat F. Garrett Was Killed
Below: The marker at the site. The marker was constructed by Jarvis Garrett about 1938-1940. Jarvis was the son and youngest child of Pat. (Photo taken April 2, 2007).
You can see the marker consists of cement laid around a stone with a cross carved in it. It is believed that the cross is the work of Pat’s Mother.
Beginning at the center bottom of the photo, you can see where “P. Garrett” has been scratched into the wet concrete by Jarvis.
On the left side of the photo, you can see the “Feb 1908â€ date in the cement.
Below: Date close up. (Photo taken April 2, 2007.)
Below: You can still see the old road from the San Augustin Pass to Las Cruces that Pat was traveling in his buckboard when he was shot. The old road follows the base of the hill, and lies between the marker and the base of the hill. San Augustin Pass is visible on the horizon, top center. (Photo taken April 2, 2007.)
Below: The marker lies along what is now a power line right-of-way. It is about 5 feet this side of the first power pole. There are field stones at the site left by another concerned citizen about 1990 who planned a more substantial marker. (Photo taken April 2, 2007.)
Because the marker is under the electric power line and on the right-of-way easement, it should be easy to preserve and set aside this historical marker for posterity. This, we are trying to accomplish.
Your help and suggestions and comments are desired.