Ben Wyatt, a marshal for 30 years, brings to Laramie the body of an outlaw he killed. He checks into the hotel in a front room with a view of the street. He is waiting for the two brothers of the dead man to arrive and plans to kill them with his rifle without warning. The men murdered a family at a stage depot. Troop knows Wyatt as a brave lawman and is disappointed to see how Wyatt has changed. He decides he has to do something about it but is unclear what he can do. After he learns the brothers are coming in to town, he confronts Wyatt again. He tosses Wyatt's rifle into the street alerting the brothers and tells Wyatt to go retrieve it. Wyatt confronts the men in the street and is able to take them without firing a shot. Written by
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More of Dan's back story can be seen here. Dan says he has been a lawman for 20 years. It was revealed in an earlier episode that Dan was a Captain in the Union Army during the civil war (1861-65). Since Lawman began circa 1880, at this point in Season 4, Dan could have been a lawman for just under 20 years if he served until the end of the war. See more
When Dan and Johnny come in from rounds Dan has his badge on his overcoat. Dan then goes to the hotel. When he walks in, his badge is missing, but by the time he makes it to the room where Ben is, the badge is back on his coat. See more