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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bukhrn 15 months ago
I dispute # 14, It is true that Jim Hardy is a Special Agent, however, he is a Special Agent for Wells Fargo, Not a law agency.
Sigma93 20 months ago
This one was tricky but I grew up watching each one of these shows.
Jeffrey 21 months 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 21 months 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 21 months ago
14 out of 14 but i will say a few were guesses.
Irish 21 months ago
I missed Hoby Gilman. I really can't remember the show or him.
HulkFan02 21 months ago
5 out of 14, i really sucked at it
srrainwater 21 months ago
12/14. My partner didn’t take this quiz and complained about about me wearing spurs in the house.
dodgebob 21 months ago
Flint McCullough did me in, he was a scout, 13/14
TruthNapalm 21 months ago
James Hardy is NOT a Lawman! He works for a PRIVATE company!
quanchiverous 21 months ago
I haven’t seen all the Bonanza episodes. That’s why I got that wrong.
Raso 22 months ago
Missed one but i thought being a part time Marshall counted.
mikeone 22 months 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 21 months ago
What does that have to do with this quiz?
mikeone 22 months ago
Missed one,but I took a shot at it (no pun intended) 😁
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