TranscriberClerk of the Superior Court of Cochise CountyDescriptionTestimony of J.H. Behan - circa 1960's court clerk typed transcript. John H. Behan, Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona Territory in 1881, testifies he was present on Fremont Street during the gunfight in which William Clanton, Tom McLowery and Frank McLowery were killed. Behan says he attempted to disarm both the Clanton/McLowery and Earp/Holliday groups, and recounts his version of the subsequent action. He mentions: Hafford’s corner, Ike Clanton, Marshal Virgil Earp, Clanton brothers, Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp, Morgan Earp, 25-30 shots, William Claiborn, nickel-plated pistol, shotgun, Fly’s Photograph Gallery, vacant space, little board house, horses, coat lapels, and “old man” Frink. Browse TopicCriminal JusticeGovernment and PoliticsLawSubjectCochise County (Ariz.)Cochise County (Ariz.) HistoryCochise County (Ariz.). Superior CourtTombstone (Ariz.)Tombstone region, Ariz.--HistoryGunfightsEarp, Wyatt, 1848-1929Date Original1960~Date Range1960s (1960-1969)TypeTextOriginal FormatTranscriptsLanguageEnglishContributing InstitutionCochise County Clerk of the Superior CourtCollectionLegal and Court History of Cochise CountySubcollectionCoroner's Inquest of the Gunfight at the OK Corral / RG 101 Cochise County. SG 8 Clerk of the Superior CourtRights StatementOriginal documents in custody of Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records. No commercial, for profit, use or any use on the Internet without express prior written consent of the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, History and Archives Division. Page number in parentheses represents the original order as this document appears in Inquest.
Acquisition NoteFound in Cochise County Courthouse. Transferred to Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records, History and Archives Division, in April 2010.Date Digitized2010-06Digital FormatPDF