Are these Western heroes lawmen or not?

Do you know who carried a badge?

While many TV heroes from the Old West seek justice in their own way, only some are officers of the law. Do you know which characters are actual lawmen?

For the purposes of this quiz, we're defining "lawman" as any government or law enforcement official who keeps the peace and protects citizens. That means not only sheriffs and marshals, but also rangers and special agents.

See if you can tell the rangers from the ranchers in this quiz!

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  1. Is Matt Dillon from Gunsmoke a lawman?
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  2. Is Lucas McCain from The Rifleman a lawman?
  3. Is Paladin from Have Gun - Will Travel a lawman?
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  4. Is Festus Haggen from Gunsmoke a lawman?
  5. Is Ben Cartwright from Bonanza a lawman?
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  6. Is Micah Torrance from The Rifleman a lawman?
  7. Is Hoby Gilman from Trackdown a lawman?
  8. Is Rowdy Yates from Rawhide a lawman?
  9. Is Roy Coffee from Bonanza a lawman?
  10. Is Bret Maverick from Maverick a lawman?
  11. Is Josh Randall a lawman?
  12. Is James West from The Wild Wild West a lawman?
  13. Is Flint McCullough from Wagon Train a lawman?
  14. Is Jim Hardie from Tales of Wells Fargo a lawman?

Are these Western heroes lawmen or not?

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Jeffrey 5 days ago
''You got 14 out of 14'' ----------Did you stand tall on this quiz or did you come up a little short? I stood tall, because I got them all right.
MrChrisM 7 days ago
I thought a bounty hunter counted as a lawman at least in Wanted Dead or Alive. I mean if Dog the bounty hunter can arrest people doesn't that make him a lawman?
Snickers 8 days ago
14 out of 14 but i will say a few were guesses.
Irish 8 days ago
I missed Hoby Gilman. I really can't remember the show or him.
HulkFan02 9 days ago
5 out of 14, i really sucked at it
srrainwater 9 days ago
12/14. My partner didn’t take this quiz and complained about about me wearing spurs in the house.
dodgebob 13 days ago
Flint McCullough did me in, he was a scout, 13/14
TruthNapalm 15 days ago
James Hardy is NOT a Lawman! He works for a PRIVATE company!
quanchiverous 16 days ago
I haven’t seen all the Bonanza episodes. That’s why I got that wrong.
Raso 22 days ago
Missed one but i thought being a part time Marshall counted.
mikeone 23 days ago
I really wish you would bring back "All in the family" !!!
The funniest sitcom ever!!!!
Controversial,and way ahead of it's time!!!
Snickers mikeone 7 days ago
What does that have to do with this quiz?
mikeone 23 days ago
Missed one,but I took a shot at it (no pun intended) 😁
fivecents 24 days ago
13/14 ....... missed the Festus Haggen question. I guess I figured he was just another "side-kick" like Chester was. Did odd jobs around Dodge, never was a full deputy. Guess I was wrong.
12topgun 24 days ago
14 . I believe Jim Hardy had powers of arrest . Could be wrong .
trogg888 24 days ago
when did festus become a deputy us marshall? he always helped matt when he needed him but i thought he was a jack of all trades
fivecents trogg888 23 days ago
I thought so too, but my buddy seems to think Festus became a Deputy in the color versions of Gunsmoke. I wouldn't know, I don't like to watch the color version seasons
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