Texas John Slaughter (Episode 15): Trip to Tucson (television) Television show; aired on April 16, 1961. Directed by James Neilson. The people in Tombstone are not happy with Sheriff Slaughter’s harsh ways, but he enjoys the reputation, for it makes the outlaws fear him. He tricks his wife into going on vacation to Tucson, but it is really to catch a wanted killer. Stars Tom Tryon, Betty Lynn, Joe Maross, Jim Beck, Brian Corcoran, Peggy Knudsen, Annette Gorman.