Deadlands - Divided States of America
Job Hogleg Dunston
Former Marshal of Lost Angels
When Grimme made his Edict not everyone took it lying
down or ran out of town at the first threat from a Guardian Angel. The most notable of these folks was Sheriff Job “Hogleg” Dunston.
As the law officer who was duly elected by the people of Lost Angels—over Grimme’s handpicked candidate, and much to the reverend’s chagrin, I’m sure—Hog wasn’t going anywhere. He felt like he’d gotten a mandate from the citizens themselves, and no pulp i thumping preacher—not even one as powerful as Grimme—was going to kick him out without a fight.
Unfortunately, most of Hog’s deputies didn’t see it that way. They lit out of town like someone had stuffed a packet of lit firecrackers in their pockets. Only one man stayed behind, a faithful deputy by the name of Luther Crane.
Hog and Luther did their best to assure folks around town that Grimme’s Edict was a load of horse apples, but they didn’t have much luck. In fact, only three days after the announcement Luther was found dead in the middle of the Golden Circle, only yards away from the cathedral’s front steps. Despite the fact that it’s one of the busiest places in town, there were no witnesses.
After that, Hog took to sleeping in his office, locking all the doors at night and bedding down in one of the cells. By his thinking, it was the safest place to be. After a mysterious fire, Dunston disappeared only to later turn up inside of The Rock – minus both his hands.