was the marshal
in October 1881
. He and his friend Doc Holliday
had several conflicts with Ike Clanton
and his brothers Billy
and Phineas Clanton
When the First Doctor was mistaken for Holliday by the Clantons, Earp put him in jail for his safety. He and Bat Masterson later rescued Steven Taylor from the Clantons and arrested Phineas Clanton.
Earp's brothers Virgil and Warren came to Tombstone to help Earp deal with the Clantons, but Warren was killed in the jailbreak of Phineas Clanton.
Earp took part in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral, which he and Holliday won. (TV: The Gunfighters)
Behind the scenes