|In 1878, Parrott and his gang murdered two law enforcement officers during a botched train robbery.|
Wyoming deputy sheriff Robert Widdowfield and Union Pacific detective Tip Vincent were killed as the gang was trying to escape. Parrot was caught and after he tried to escape, a lynch mob hunted him down and strung him up themselves.
|Parrot’s skull cap was sawed off and given to the doctor’s 15-year-old assistant. Throughout her life she used it as a pen holder, a doorstop and an ashtray. The doctor made a pair of shoes and a medical bag out of Parrot’s skin.|