"Wyatt Earp Back In Town"
Dodge City, KS Times, July 7, 1877
"Wyatt Earp, who was on our city police
force last summer, is in town again. We hope he will accept a position on
the force once more. He had a quiet way of taking the most desperate
characters into custody which invariably gave one the impression that the
city was able to enforce her mandates and preserve her dignity. It wasn't
considered policy to draw a gun on Wyatt, unless you got the drop and
meant to burn powder without any preliminary talk."