Wyatt Earp puts on a badge in the cow-town.
May 19, 1876 (or thereabouts).
Wyatt Earp is appointed deputy marshal of Dodge City, Kansas. Over the next three years, Earp will put the badge off and on. He is involved in one shooting. Some cowboys hurrah Dodge early in the morning of July 26, 1878. Several men, including Earp, open fire. George Hoy is hit and later dies of gangrene; it’s never determined whose bullet hit him.
By 1879, Dodge has calmed down and the Earps are looking for new and greener pastures–to Tombstone.