Frontier law! Wyatt Earp by Oren Arnold. In a Western boom town one day, Marshal Wyatt Earp was guarding a prisoner. Down the street came a mob of 400 armed men bent on hanging the outlaw. Wyatt stepped out with a shotgun. ?Stop where you are!? he roared, and the crowd halted. ?I've got two loaded barrels, and I'll kill the first two men that take another step toward Me!? Seconds passed, then minutes. Finally the angry mob backed away. The prisoner was not lynched; dignity of the law had been upheld by a courageous man. Many such true stories are known about Wyatt Earp, whose famous guns left trails of smoke and danger in Dodge City, Tombstone, Nome, Colton and many another Western town. His pistols and his deadly aim, it is said, upheld law and order more than any other single force in our frontier era. And yet Wyatt Earp is remembered as a soft spoken quiet mannered man.