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Harmon Thomas

Sheriff Harmon Thomas is a minor character featured in Red Dead Redemption 2.



After the death of Sheriff Leigh Gray in 1899, Harmon Thomas is elected as the next Sheriff of Scarlett Meadows. He remains sheriff of the county until at least 1907, at which point he has earned himself a reputation for cleaning up the town of Rhodes, and ridding it of Gray and Braithwaite influence.

Events of Red Dead Redemption 2

The player can deliver the bounty targets Mark Johnson, Robbie Laidlaw, and Camille de Millemont to him.

In 1907, Sadie Adler and John Marston bring in a criminal named Ramón Cortez, a member of the Del Lobo Gang. He asks for the two of them to help guard Cortez while he waits for his deputies to arrive, which they agree to do. Unfortunately, during the wait, the Del Lobos attack, and the three are forced to engage them. Although they kill most of the gang members, some manage to blow a hole in Cortez's cell that allows him to escape. Sheriff Thomas tells John and Sadie that if they bring back Cortez, he will pay them an additional $75. They do this, and Thomas loads Cortez into the back of a jail wagon to take him to Saint Denis, where he will be hanged.

Mission appearances

Red Dead Redemption 2


  • Sheriff Thomas can occasionally be found acting drunk at the Rhodes Parlour House and the player can comment on his drunkenness.
    • His presence here can notably allow an aggressive player to force him to flee, unlike other lawmen. If he runs close to horses during this, he will attempt to leave town on horseback.