Milt Joyce was the chairman of the county board of supervisors. He also leased
the bar and restaurant concessions at the Oriental Saloon, while Wyatt and
his partners had the gambling concession. Joyce became one of the leaders
of the anti-Earp faction and a strong supporter of the outlaws. At one point
he got into an argument with Doc and Doc shot him through the hand. Joyce's
partner was also wounded in the conflagration. Both Joyce and Sheriff Behan
were later found to be involved in government corruption.