Titus Celebrates the Life and Legacy of Sheriff Ralph Lamb

Jul 9, 2015
Floor Statements

July 9, 2015

Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Dina Titus of Nevada’s First District spoke on the House Floor to mark the passing of the legendary Sheriff Ralph Lamb.  Below are her remarks: 

“Sheriff Ralph Lamb, who passed away on July 3rd, was one of those larger than life characters who dot the landscape and lore of the old West. 

“A rancher from humble Mormon beginnings, he embodied the independent cowboy spirit. 

“He was John Wayne, Wyatt Earp, and Dirty Harry all rolled into one. 

“He was a rodeo rider, he inspired a TV series, and he changed the face and future of Las Vegas by cleaning up the streets and reining in the Mob. 

“Sheriff Lamb wasn’t afraid of the devil because he always had an angel on his shoulder. 

“He cut a wide swath and cast a long shadow over Las Vegas when times were simpler but the stakes were high. 

“Our community misses him. I miss him personally. And I look forward to reading George Knapp’s upcoming book on his amazing life.   

“I yield back.”