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Timothy Isaiah "Jim" Courtright
|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|
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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