Rod Blake: Oh, hello. I'm Rod Blake, chief investigator for the Nevada state troopers. You know, if you live in one of the large cities, you probably think of the cowboy as a vanishing American or an entertainer who works in rodeos and Wild West shows. Actually, there are more working cowboys in the Western states than ever before. As long as the world eats beef, they'll be needed. Nothing much has changed in the life of the cowpoke - still rides fence lines, rounds up the strays, freezes in winter, sweats in summer. Occasionally, he still dies with his boots on. One did in the case we call, "Coate of Many Colors".
[the lawmen discover that their murder victim led a double life]
Rod Blake: Charlie Bedford... Bedford Coate.
Sheriff Logan: Yeah! Could be the same man, couldn't it.
Rod Blake: Yeah, which one was murdered - the artist or the cowboy?