Virgil Carey is in jail and is due to be hung. While guarding him Johnny is duped and the prisoner escapes. The town council is angry and because of his age and inexperience want his resignation.Troop defends him. They set off to look for Carey and the first stop is the Carey family cabin. In a shootout both Troop and Jonny shoot and young Davey Carey is killed. Troop lets everyone know it was his gun that killed him...even though it was Johnny's.
Did You Know?
While his character briefly escaped the hangman, in real life the actor playing him, Don Kelly
would not be as fortunate. Kelly would pass away in 1966 at age 42. He would be the first of the main credited cast to die, as even Harry Cheshire
(Judge Traeger) outlived him, passing away in 1968. As of 2019, only Robert Fuller
remains alive. Ironically, his character was the first to die here. See more