Wyatt Earp, born Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp, was born on March 19, 1848 in Manmouth, Illinois to Nicholas and Virginia Earp.When Wyatt was two, his parents moved him across the Mississippi River to Pella, Iowa.He was considered a great western lawman.Hisfirst experience as a lawman was as a constable of Lamar, Missouri for four months in the year 1870.
In April, 1875, he was appointed to the Wichita Kansas police force only to be released from that job on April 2, 1876 for insubordination.After that, Wyatt moved to Dodge City, Kansas where he served as a police man three separate times.Thefirst time he served from May 17 until September 9, 1876; the second time he served was from July 6 until late November, 1877; and the last time that he served as a police man in Dodge City was from May 12, 1878 until September 8, 1879.After that on and off police work in Dodge City, Wyatt decided to move to Tombstone, Arizona.He picked up and moved to Tombstone on December 1, 1879.When he got there he took up the job that was most natural to him, law enforcement.
Wyatt had several jobs while living in Tombstone.Thefirst job that he acquired when he got to Tombstone was riding shotgun for Wells, Fargo &Company.He held this position for approximately eight months.This was a fairly dangerous job.His duties were to ride in the front of the wagon with the driver and protect it.His second job was serving asthe deputy sheriff for Pima County from July 29 to November 9, 1880.
The third job that Wyatt got was a little different from thefirst two.He was no longer the man with a gun shooting bad guys, now he was the man behind the desk trying to figure out who robbed the last truck.His third job was a detective position for the Wells, Fargo and Company.
He worked at this position for an indeterminate amount of time. A very historical event occurred soon after Wyatt took…