Monday, July 06, 2015

Las Vegas Cowboy Sheriff Ralph Lamb dies at 88

Legendary Las Vegas lawman Ralph Lamb has died at the age of 88.

Lamb was known for doing battle with the mafia in the early days of Las Vegas. He was famous for his old school tactics, but part of his legacy was bringing Clark County into the modern age - ultimately helping to form the Metro Police Department.

A Nevada born Las Vegas fixture, Lamb even had a close relationship with Steve Wynn.

Lamb's life was loosely portrayed by Dennis Quaid in the CBS drama "Vegas" which ran from 2012-2013.

I watched "Vegas", and while the show had potential they focused too much on the procedural aspect and only scratched the surface of the more interesting story-lines of the mob in Las Vegas.

Bugsy, Casino and The Godfather have already touched on early mob-controlled Las Vegas - but I feel like old Las Vegas would be still be a great setting for a dramatic movie or TV show if done right.