Bass Reeves (16 July 1838 - 12 January 1910) was an African American sheriff in Arkansas, who brought in hundreds of convicts. He was born as a slave, but then escaped his abusive master. He was one of the first African Americans to work in law enforcement west of the Mississippi River.
- Burton, Art (July 23, 2009). "Bass Reeves (1838–1910) - Encyclopedia of Arkansas". encyclopediaofarkansas.net. Retrieved March 29, 2011.