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John Harris Behan

Born: 1846 AD
Died: 1912 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: Law Enforcer

1846 – Born in Kansas City, Missouri on the 23rd of October.

1863 – Came to the Arizona Territory from San Francisco arriving first in Prescott, the territorial seat.

1869 – Married Victoria Zaff and had two children.

1880 – Moved to Tombstone and worked for a short time as bartender in the Grand Hotel.

1881 – Appointed first Sheriff of Cochise County, Arizona by Governor Fremont.

         – Behan was a witness to the gunfight at the O.K. Corral  on the 26th of October.

1882 – He had a feud with his own deputy Breakenridge. Behan thus lost the nomination.

         – Forced out of office in November.

         – Behan served as the Deputy Superintendent of the Yuma Penitentiary.

         – Served as a soldier in the Spanish American war.

1912 – Died on the 7th of June of "Bright’s disease" immune-related renal failure in Tucson.