So I have a character, he is an everyman type of guy. The story is a modern day western dealing with duels, bandits and treasure and all the good ole' western stuff. At some point my character is going to be deputized due to a kidnap situation. I figure this would let him off the hook if he had to defend himself. Is there any other way to have my character not be a murderer, or be labeled a criminal himself? I thought the deputization would fit with the western theme, but I was wondering if anyone had any other ideas.