P.O. Box 813 ~ Tombstone, Arizona 85638 ~ (520) 457-3884
JEFFREY R. RICHARDSON
Jeffrey R. Richardson has been a journalist for more than 25 years. He spent the formative part of his career in Alaska covering environmental, economic and cross-cultural issues. He has since re-focused his energies on the history and cultures of the American West. His writing has appeared in Wild West, Rural Heritage, Journal of the Wild West History Association, Nevada Magazine, Tombstone Epitaph, National Parks, Trains and 1859/Oregon's Magazine, among others.
Richardson spent 12 years delving into the life of Enrique Garfias before embarking on Dogged Pursuit. His archival research extended from Southern California to Phoenix, Tucson, Flagstaff and Prescott, Arizona, as well as Washington, D.C.
Enrique "Henry" Garfias was one of the most notable law enforcement figures in Arizona's territorial era. As Phoenix city marshal, constable, U.S. deputy marshal and Maricopa County deputy sheriff, he was known as a crack shot and a tenacious man hunter. Dedicated to the rule of law and proud of his Hispanic origins, Garfias was widely respected for his evenhanded approach to policing a frontier town sometimes beset by racial tensions.
This engaging biography confirms Garfias' prominent place in the annals of the American Southwest.
Richardson spent 12 years delving into the life of Enrique Garfias before embarking on Dogged Pursuit. He has rendered as true and complete a picture of Garfias' life, times, and contributions as is currently possible. Mr. Richardson says, "If this work gives Garfias the recognition he deserves as a consequential and historic figure, I will be content. I will be happier still if it provides deeper understanding of the important role of the Hispanic community in our shared American history."