See you in hell, son!
Buford Ackley, while in combat

Buford Ackley is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption.


Buford is a lawman who operates in the New Austin region, notably in MacFarlane's Ranch, Armadillo and Rathskeller Fork.


Buford can most often be found wandering around MacFarlane's Ranch. When Marston successfully completes a Nightwatch job there, Buford is the one who pays him. Buford can also be seen in Armadillo, where he often pins up the wanted posters on the train station and then continues to patrol. Same thing he does in Rathskeller Fork. However, if Marston has a bounty, Buford will track the player to multiple locations in and around New Austin.


  • "Thank ya kindly." – Buford, when compensating Marston for a Nightwatch job
  • "I'm the God-damn law!" – Buford Ackley
  • "Here it comes, cocksucker." – Buford Ackley
  • "What the hell's wrong with you, son?" – Buford Ackley, when bumped into
  • "Hold your fire, I'm the lawman" – Buford Ackley, in a gunfight
  • "Bastard" – Buford Ackley, when a fight breaks out
  • "Hey partner, can you help me out here?" – Buford Ackley calling out to Marston
  • "I can't handle both these bastards by myself. I'll give you a cut of the bounty if you take one of them in." – Buford Ackley asking Marston to deliver a hogtied criminal to jail.


  • Buford's character model is available in the Outfitter under the name Colby Oats.
  • Due to his heavy presence there, it is possible that Buford is the Sheriff of MacFarlane's Ranch.
  • Buford makes an appearance in the Undead Nightmare trailer, during which he executes a Bolter that leaps at him.


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