The Caddo Herald
August 6, 1937
Wife of Hero Badly Burned
This here business is old stuff now to Frank Trimmer, the farmer who shot and captured Roy “Pete” Traxler, the desperado July 31.
Trimmer was credited Sunday by R. P. Dickey with saving the life of Mrs. Trimmer, 23-year-old school teacher, severely scalded when a pressure cooker exploded while she was canning peaches Saturday.
The physician said Trimmer’s quick action in tearing Mrs. Trimmer’s soaked clothes from her body saved her from certain death from the burns on her head, chest, and body. Her condition still was serious Sunday, but she was believed recovering.
Kidnapped by Traxler, Trimmer shot and captured the fugitive from a Texas prison farm July 31. James E. Denton, who was abducted with Trimmer, shot and killed Traxler’s companion Fred Tindol.
The Trimmers have no children.