A letter takes Jess to a town where he finds his friend has been killed but he develops a new friendship with the sheriff who ultimately hires Jess as a deputy. However, Jess is hurt when the sheriff strays due to a woman he desires.
Vic Stoddard comes to Rock Spring to mail a letter only he's gunned down by Curly Troy, son of a powerful local rancher. Curly mails the letter anyway, which is addressed to Jess Harper. Jess travels to Rock Spring because of Vic's letter only to find his friend dead. Angry, Jess tries to goad Curly into gunfight but Sheriff Tully Hatch cools both hotheads down. It doesn't stop Curly from making another try for Jess later that night, but it costs him his life. Jess decides to stay in Rock Springs and becomes Sheriff Hatch's deputy and immediately there is a bank robbery that nets the thieves most of the deposits of the town. When Jess and the sheriff split up during the pursuit. Hatch ends up keeping the money because of his infatuation with Evie the saloon girl. He wants to impress Evie and she only has eyes for money. The third robber is loose and looking for the stolen money while Sheriff Hatch is busy making plans to run with Evie. Circumstances force Jess to face the possibility ... Written by