Between the years 1952 to 1961, the series Gunsmoke was broadcasted across the nation. The show gave people insight into a past life of men who carried guns, fought for what was theirs, and showed that even the hardest people could be tamed.
It was a time when the heroes of the old west started settling down, and in doing so they were either good guys like sheriffs, or they were bad guys that robbed people or places. From the stories of Gunsmoke the central character was a U.S. Marshall named Matt Dillon. He was calm, steady, and easy to talk with. In Gunsmoke we see a man that takes his job seriously, from helping those in need to catching the wanted. The thing about Matt Dillon that catches you is that even though he has a sidekick he does things by himself as if he was trying to make sure that no one else got hurt. For example in "Skid Row" when he went to get Mr. Hordbee, he told no one what he was up to. In the episode "Bloody Hands" Marshall Matt Dillon stopped the two men Mr. Showmen and Mr. Gourd from fighting after he had told Chester, his deputy to wait and then he went in and stop the fight all by himself. As a law man it was not only the lives of the townspeople he would look after but also his deputy's life.
As a Marshall in a town the size of Dodge, Dillon would have to just about everything needed to be done, as in "Bloody Hands" when he walks into a bar that you new was about to have a gun fight, and breaks it up. Marshall Dillon was willing to do whatever needed to be done no matter how dangerous. When Marshall Dillon knew that the widow Hordbee had a bounty on him, he still sat on the porch showing no...