Upgrades eyed for NM Historical Museum of Lawmen

Posted at: 11/13/2012 8:06 AM
By: The Associated Press

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Volunteers are raising money to help with planned improvements for Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department's Historical Museum of Lawmen.

The Special Deputy Sheriff Commission has launched a fundraising campaign, including a raffle for a Remington 700 CDL 30.06 rifle.

Since the acquisition of "Pat Garrett's Last Ride," the hearse said to have taken Garrett to his grave after his murder in 1908, the sheriff's department has seen a significant spike in the number of visitors to the museum.

Garrett is known as the sheriff who killed Billy the Kid.

The museum is operated by a retired Dona Ana County Sheriff's deputy.

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