A lawman from a small town in the west, Meyers is a firm believer in justice, as long as it is his kind of justice. From time to time, he sped justice up, ignoring due process. Eventually, his practices caught up with him, he was charged with abuse of power, and sentenced to prison. Transferred to the NCRCF on a work-release program, Meyers considered it a fair trade. He is not sorry for what he did, but justice is justice even when he is on the wrong end. By the time the Courier meets Meyers, his sentence is nearly finished.
When Samuel Cooke started the prison break, Meyers hung back and avoided getting involved. While he has a begrudging respect for Cooke, he does not think much of the Powder Gangers, but he remains in the prison regardless and does not try and raise trouble because even he realizes when he is in no position to change things. He believes that it is better for a convict like himself to sit tight and wait for the NCR's return, rather than try to break out and end up with a bullet between the eyes.
If one tells Meyers that Primm needs a sheriff and agrees to his conditions, he will leave the correctional facility and wait for the Courier to return with news of his pardon. If one then elects a different sheriff, Meyers will become a permanent resident of Primm with the same dialogue as when he was inside the NCRCF. In this case, he will mostly hang out with former deputy Beagle behind the Vikki and Vance Casino.
If Meyers is the sheriff of Primm in most of the endings, the final cutscene tells that he is a good sheriff who treats most people fairly, although sometimes people turn up dead with no concrete evidence against them. If one completed Veni, Vidi, Vici, he will elect to fight the Legion until the end, but Primm is quickly overrun.
A cut speech exists within the game's files, meant to be delivered by Meyers to a small group of inmates close to Meyers should the player character recruit him to be the Primm's new sheriff. In it, Meyers calls upon the other inmates to join him in forming a new police force in Primm, calling them "honorable and looking for redemption" despite not having "experience with law enforcement... at least not on the enforcement side."
↑The Courier: "What did you do before you ended up incarcerated?" Meyers: "I was a sheriff, believe it or not, for a small town far to the west of here. The short version is that sometimes justice is a little slow, and I helped speed it up one too many times. I'm not sorry for anything I did, but I will do the time. Fair enough trade, if you ask me." (Meyers' dialogue)
↑The Courier: "His sentence was almost up, and he isn't tied to the Powder Gangers." Knight: "[SUCCEEDED] Hmm.All right. If his sentence was closing up I can see about getting him pardoned. Primm is important to our trade up from California, so having someone there who owes us a favor... that couldn't hurt." (Knight's dialogue (Fallout: New Vegas))
↑The Courier: "Tell me more about what happened in the prison." Meyers: "I understand that Cooke was behind it all. I kept my head down the whole time. Didn't want any part of it. I stuck around, figuring the NCR would show up and put things back the way they were. No sense in making myself look guilty, right?" (Meyers' dialogue)
↑The Courier: "Who's Cooke?" Meyers: "Some kind of anti-NCR rebel. Some people just don't like being pushed around and told what to do." (Meyers' dialogue)
↑The Courier: "Who's in charge of the Powder Gangers?" Meyers: "Right now, Eddie and his boys run the place. They've got the guns and the dynamite, so they call the shots." (Meyers' dialogue)
↑The Courier: "Why are you still here?" Meyers: "I'm not quite sure the kind of greeting NCR troopers will give an escaped con like myself. Figure it's better to stay put for now." (Meyers' dialogue)