Texas Rangers (police)
The Texas Ranger Division, commonly called the Texas Rangers, is a law enforcement agency with statewide jurisdiction in Texas, based in the capital city of Austin. Over the years, the Texas Rangers have investigated crimes ranging from murder to political corruption, acted as riot police and as detectives, protected the Governor of Texas, tracked down fugitives, and functioned as a paramilitary force at the service of both the Republic (1836–45) and the state of Texas.
The Texas Rangers were unofficially created by Stephen F. Austin in a call-to-arms written in 1823 and were first headed by Captain Morris. Ten years later, on August 10, 1835 Daniel Parker introduced a resolution to the Permanent Council creating a body of rangers to protect the border. The unit was dissolved by the federal authorities during the post–Civil War Reconstruction Era, but was quickly reformed upon the reinstitution of home government. Since 1935, the organization has been a division of the Texas Department of Public Safety; it fulfills the role of Texas' state bureau of investigation. As of 2014, there are 150 commissioned members of the Ranger force.
The Rangers are the oldest state law enforcement body in the United States. The Rangers have taken part in many of the most important events of Texas history, such as stopping the assassination of Presidents William Howard Taft and Porfirio Díaz in El Paso, Texas, and in some of the best-known criminal cases in the history of the Old West, such as those of gunfighter John Wesley Hardin, bank robber Sam Bass, and outlaws Bonnie and Clyde. Scores of books have been written about the Rangers, from well-researched works of nonfiction to pulp novels and other such fiction, making the Rangers significant participants in the mythology of the Wild West. The Lone Ranger, for perhaps the best-known example of Texas Ranger-derived fiction, draws his primary alias both from having once been a Texas Ranger himself and from being the only surviving member of a posse of six Texas Rangers whose other five members (including his own older brother, a Texas Rangers captain) were killed in a massacre at Bryant's Gap.
During their long history, a distinct Ranger tradition has evolved; their cultural significance to Texians and later Texans is such that they are legally protected against disbandment. There is a museum dedicated to the Texas Rangers in Waco, Texas.

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Texas Ranger Division - Wikipedia, the…
The Texas Ranger Division, commonly called the Texas Rangers, is a law enforcement agency with statewide jurisdiction in Texas, and is based in Austin, Texas.
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Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum -Texas Rangers Today
Interagency cooperation is part of the traditions of the Texas Rangers. Always small in numbers, the Rangers often work with other law enforcement officers ...
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How to Become a Texas Ranger: 9 Steps - wikiHow
How to Become a Texas Ranger. The Texas Rangers are an elite police force within the Texas Department of Public Safety. They were created in 1823 by the ...
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The Texas Ranger Division is a major division within the Texas Department of Public Safety with lead criminal investigative responsibility for the following: major ...
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TxDPS - Texas Rangers - Become A Ranger
Military police experience does not count toward the eight (8) years experience required in order to be eligible to compete for the position of Texas Ranger.
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Welcome to Texas Ranger Law Enforcement Association
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Welcome to Texas Rangers - Law Enforcement Association
The Texas Rangers, the oldest law enforcement body on the North American Continent, is recognized throughout the world for their accomplishments. When you ...
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FAQ's - Texas Ranger Law Enforcement Association
Frequently Asked Questions. In order to provide information quickly, please view the following Frequently Asked Questions. If you find your question, get your ...
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Government Job Profile: Texas Ranger - Government Careers
The Texas Rangers are an elite law enforcement group responsible for criminal investigations. Significant selection criteria and a highly competitive selection ...
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Dec 8, 2013 ... Police were investigating whether Redus had a weapon or was threatening the police officer's life, Pruitt said. The Texas Rangers are assisting ...
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Texas Rangers probe shooting death of student by police | Reuters
Dec 11, 2013 ... SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Rangers have been ... the shooting death by police of a student at a Catholic university near San ...
Campus officer shoots, kills Texas college student after chase - U.S. ...
Dec 9, 2013 ... A Texas campus police officer shot and killed an honors student after a ... The student — whom the University of the Incarnate Word referred to Monday as. ... Alamo Heights police and the Texas Rangers were in charge of the ...
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Dec 11, 2013 ... Cpl. Chris Carter, an officer with the university's 17-member police force, ... Police Department is investigating with the help of Texas Rangers.
Catholic college police officer kills student after traffic stop - CNN.com
Dec 10, 2013 ... Student hit police officer with officer's own baton, university says ... probe, which is being conducted with assistance from the Texas Rangers.
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Dec 14, 2013 ... San Antonio, Texas university student slain by police ... out by the Alamo Heights police department and the Texas Rangers, an organization ...
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Dec 8, 2013 ... Robert Cameron Redus, 23, a senior at the University of the Incarnate Word in San ... Cpl. Christopher J. Carter, of the University of the Incarnate Word Police, reportedly ... The Texas Rangers are assisting in the investigation.
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Dec 9, 2013 ... Texas student fatally shot by university police ... leave while the Alamo Heights PD and the Texas Rangers investigate the incident, Garcia said.
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Captain John H. Rogers, Texas Ranger
Captain John H. Rogers, Texas Ranger
Paul N. Spellman, 2003
John Harris Rogers served in Texas law enforcement for more than four decades. He is recognised in history as one of the legendary "Four Captains" of the Ranger force. Paul N. Spellman presents a full-length biography of this enigmatic man.
The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900
The Texas Rangers: Wearing the Cinco Peso, 1821-1900
Mike Cox, 2009
MIKE COX, an elected member of the Texas Institute of Letters, began his writing career as a Texas newspaper reporter, then spent fifteen years as spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, which includes the Texas Rangers.
Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers
Lone Star Justice: The First Century of the Texas Rangers
Robert M. Utley, 2002
When Rangers offended segments of a county's electorate, the sheriff usually sided with the voters, and the governor or ... E. J. Davis's Texas State Police had been a powerful arm of the governor for purposes both worthy and unworthy, but it ...
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John S. Dempsey, Linda S. Forst, 2011
After the Civil War, from 1867 to 1877, some law enforcement duties Log onto www.cengagebrain.com to practice your vocabulary ... When Texas was admitted to the Union in 1845, the Texas Rangers became the first U.S. state police agency.
Texas Ranger Tales: Stories That Need Telling
Texas Ranger Tales: Stories That Need Telling
Mike Cox, 1997
The late Colonel Homer Garrison Jr. said of the men who word the badge of the Texas Rangers that they were "The were men who could not be stampeded. " Founded by Colonist Stephen F. Austin during the earliest days of Anglo settlement in Texas, the Texas Rangers became an important part of Texas history. These were good men who, though few...
The Encyclopedia of Police Science
The Encyclopedia of Police Science
Jack R. Greene, 2007
In 1823, Stephen F. Austin, civil and military leader of the Anglo American colonists in Texas, employed ten men to serve as peace officers, naming them Rangers. Three years later, Austin added to their number in a written agreement with six ...
Time of the Rangers: Texas Rangers: From 1900 to the Present
Time of the Rangers: Texas Rangers: From 1900 to the Present
Mike Cox, 2010
"Cox must be commended for his thoroughness. Many of the Rangers tales here probably appear nowhere else, though, and Cox goes a long way toward bringing the image of the Stetson-hatted, cowboy-booted, six-gun armed, slim-hipped, steel-eyed, iron-jawed, one-riot-one-Ranger lawman into clear view. Any historian or Texana fan will find much to a...
Police Misconduct in America: A Reference Handbook
Police Misconduct in America: A Reference Handbook
Dean J. Champion, 2001
Meanwhile in the United States, various cities established semiorganized police departments patterned after the Metropolitan Police of ... The Texas Rangers were created in 1845 and were recognized as the first state police organization.
Tracking the Texas Rangers: The Nineteenth Century (Frances B. Vick Series)
Tracking the Texas Rangers: The Nineteenth Century (Frances B. Vick Series)
2012
“The editors of this anthology, prominent Ranger historians in their own right, have assembled a distinguished list of authors for an anthology that traces the history of the Texas Rangers during the decades when Texas was still the Wild West. The authors are all noted historians, and the selection ensures that the collective story they tell covers...
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What we know so far about the fatal shooting of UIW student Cameron Redus by campus police - The Rap Sheet
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NewsDaily: Texas Rangers probe shooting death of student by police
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Rangers have been called in to investigate the shooting death by police of a student at a Catholic university near San Antonio that his family calls suspicious and local police describe as justifiable. Robert Cameron Redus, 23 and an honor student at the University of the Incarnate Word, was shot multiple times last Friday by Christopher Carter, an officer with university's police force. The incident took place a few blocks off campus after a traffic...
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Cleveland police, report refute Texas Rangers’ reliever Tanner Scheppers memory of Thursday attack | Dallas Morning News
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Texas Rangers pitcher sucker-punched in Cleveland, police say no big deal (updated) | Scene and Heard: Scene's News Blog | Cleveland Scene
Tanner ScheppersUpdate: (4:56 pm) Here's a statement from Cleveland police spokesman Sammy Morris: The incident involving Texas Ranger's pitcher Tanner Scheppers did not occur on...
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Tales of the Texas Rangers -- Police Procedural with a Lone Star Twist at the Amoeblog
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Trinity Police officer recovering after weapon accidentally - KTRE.com | Lufkin and Nacogdoches, Texas
A trinity police officer is recovering in a Tyler hospital after a firearm discharged while on the way to a felony arrest Saturday night. According to Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones, Officer Travis
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Suspect Shot, Killed Ending Colleyville Standoff « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth
Police in Colleyville say a man believed to be holding his teenage daughter hostage has been shot and killed after waving a gun at officers.
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Campus officer shoots, kills Texas college student after chase - U.S. News
A Texas campus police officer shot and killed an honors student after a high-speed chase because the student stole his baton and began attacking him with it, the college said Monday. The student — whom the University of the Incarnate Word referred to Monday as
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Arlington police say ex-little league president spent funds on nails, shopping | Dallas Morning News
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