Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp (19 March 1848 – 13 January 1929) was an American law officer in various Western frontier towns. He was also a farmer, teamster, buffalo hunter, gambler, saloon-keeper, miner and boxing referee. He is best known for his participation in the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, along with Doc Holliday, and two of his brothers, Virgil Earp and Morgan Earp.
The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place at 3pm on 26 October 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona. The seed of the fight was planted when Virgil Earp arrested two cowboys for a stagecoach robbery. The next day, family and friends of the cowboys arrived in town, fully-armed. Thirty shots were fired in about half a minute. Three men were killed in the shoot-out in an alley behind the O.K. Corral. The four law enforcers were exonerated of their deaths, but local retribution subsequently led to the killing of Morgan Earp and the exile to California of the others.