Adventures of a Texas Storyteller

Sheriff Jim Wilson proves that you actually can get a Jeep stuck in the mud.
See, here’s what happened. On our way down to the canyon where Joe Sitter was killed, I saw this little mud hole. Not a problem! After all, I was driving a Jeep and I had 4-wheel drive.

The mud that you see is the stuff that adobe bricks are made from. Even when you have 4-wheel drive, this stuff teaches respect. 4-wheel-high didn’t work. 4-wheel-low didn’t work. Rocks and brush under the tires didn’t work. Two boys with a flat-bed truck and a tow strap finally did work. They were the only vehicle that we’d seen in 3 hours and you can bet that we gave them enough cash to restock their annual supply of cold beer.

I might also mention that all four of us were wearing guns. Nobody got excited. Nobody got scared. But everyone comported themselves in a gentlemanly manner. Did I mention how much I love Texas? I don’t like that particular mud hole very much, but I do love Texas.

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11 Responses to Adventures of a Texas Storyteller

  1. Dave Garland says:

    I did that to the first police car at Lake Dallas I drove about a month after I went to work there. I just knew that was going to be the end of my short law enforcement career. I burned out part of the transmission trying to get out. The chief came to the site and called a wrecker. He told me I had just solved a problem he had in trying to get rid of this particular car (it was a clunker anyway). The car was towed and the next day I was told an order for a new Ford was placed with the dealership in Lewisville. I never heard another word about it.

  2. Scott Tschirhart says:

    I liked to have never got all the mud out of my boots! But I wouldn’t trade that adventure for anything.

    Scott Tschirhart

  3. Larry Venable says:

    What sidearms were you boys packing ??
    Jim’s choice on the rifle was spot-on for
    the way things are going on the border.

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