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Timothy Isaiah "Jim" Courtright
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Jim Courtright
Born 1848
Died February 8, 1887 (aged 39)
Cause of death Gunshot wound
Resting place Oakwood Cemetery, Ft. Worth, Texas
Occupation Lawman, businessman, jailer, city marshal, deputy sheriff, deputy U.S. Marshal, private detective, Gambler, and Gunfighter
Spouse(s) Sarah Weeks

Timothy Isaiah Courtright (1848 – February 8, 1887), also known as "Longhair Jim" or "Big Jim" Courtright, was a Sheriff in Ft. Worth, Texas from 1876-1879. In 1887, he was killed in a shootout with gambler and gunfighter Luke Short. Before his death, people feared Courtright's reputation as a gunman, and he successfully reduced Ft. Worth's murder rate by more than half, while reportedly extracting protection money from town business owners.

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