1848 - 1929
Birth And Early Life
Life In Missouri
Arkansas Horse Theft
Pimping In Peoria
Clay Allison Incident
Arresting Ben Thompson
Marshal Of Dodge City
Buntline Special Myth
AZ Deputy U.S. Marshal
Killing Curly Bill
Killing Johnny Ringo
Documents And Letters
About Steve Gatto
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Appointed Deputy Sheriff (July 1880)
Wyatt Earp was appointed a deputy sheriff by Pima County Sheriff Charles Shibell on July 27, 1880. The following is the oath that Wyatt Earp swore to when he accepted the position of Deputy Sheriff:
The Tombstone Epitaph was quick to approve of Wyatt's appointment:
Wyatt was an ambitious, hard-working officer. From August to early November 1880 not a week went by without some mention in the press about Deputy Sheriff Earp's doing. He became a well respected officer and continually showed that he could do his duty well.
Your host is Steve Gatto, author of The Real Wyatt Earp (Edited by Neil Carmony) (2000), Johnny Ringo (2002), Curly Bill, Tombstone's Most Famous Outlaw (2003). Steve's latest work, Hurled Into Eternity, The Story of Wyatt Earp ad the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral is expected to be released May 2011.
Portions of the text appearing on this site come from the above books.
|"bravery and determination were requisites, and in every instance
proved himself the right man in the right place." Tombstone Epitaph