© 2018. State of Wyoming

IN HONOR OF THE FALLEN

ADOLPH CUNY

Laramie County Sheriff's Office

On July 22, 1877, Adolph Cuny was deputized by Deputy Sheriff Charles Hays to assist in the apprehension of Clark Pelton and his gang for numerous stage coach robberies of the Cheyenne to Deadwood stage line.  

Deputy Cuny and Hays apprehended Pelton.  Deputy Hays continued after the remainder of the gang while Deputy Cuny began escorting the prisoner back to Laramie.  Near Fort Laramie an accomplice of Pelton's murdered Deputy Cuny and helped him escape.  In 1879, Sheriff Draper determined that Pelton was serving time in a Minnesota penitentiary and upon his release, the Sheriff arrested Pelton for the murder of Deputy Cuny.