Raylan Givens

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Raylan Givens is a quirky but dedicated contemporary U.S. Deputy Marshal who, having committed a justified killing in Florida (he shot a mob hit man who had just drawn a gun on him with intent to kill), has been re-assigned to a backwater town in Kentucky. Having grown-up in that area and having spent much of his life trying to escape from it, Raylan is not pleased to be there. Ghosts from his past including former lovers, a former friend now involved in criminal militia activity, a criminal father, and his own persistent anger control issues all come back to haunt him. But having been handed this lemon, Raylan is determined to make lemonade of it.

Among Raylan's personality traits are a strong preference for Western attire -- Stetson hat, tailored jeans and cowboy boots -- and a highly creative approach to law-enforcement which includes his highly-developed skill at the quick-draw. While he doesn't always color between the lines, Raylan Givens applies himself diligently to putting bad people behind bars and protecting good people. He is not a perfect man, but an essentially decent one.

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