When Bat learns that a man sporting a derby and a cane and claiming to be "Bat Masterson" has set himself up as sheriff of Trinidad, Colorado, he immediately rides there to investigate to protect his name.
In May 1883 at Silver City, Nevada Bat is playing cards when he stops the drunk bully Keely picking on a drummer. When Bat is introduced to the drummer, the drummer says he met a different Bat Masterson who is the sheriff at Trinidad, Colorado. Wanting to protect his reputation, Bat rides there and registers under the name Mr. Roberson. He sees an old friend Jessie Simmons in the hotel who tells him who the sheriff really is and that he has two deputies. Bat decides to go to the sheriff's office but is stopped at the door by one of the deputies who he quickly controls. He asks the sheriff for a deputy job saying he had experience at Dodge City. The sheriff knows something is up but he doesn't want to spoil his plan by killing Bat. Bat is left to determine what the sheriff is after but more importantly a way to stop him.Written by