Most Famous Texas Ranger Lawman

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1. John Coffee Hays. Born in Tennessee, Hays arrived in San Antonio in 1837, shortly after Texas won its independence from Mexico. By 1841, at the tender age of 23, he was a Ranger captain.
2. Samuel H. Walker. Hays and his men were usually outnumbered in their skirmishes with Comanche and Mexican forces, but managed to hold their own thanks to their highly effective use of a more modern weapon: the revolver.
3. Ben McCulloch. McCulloch followed his neighbor and family friend Davy Crockett from Tennessee out to Texas in 1835. He came down with the measles and didn’t make it to the Alamo before its fall, but joined Sam Houston’s army for the Battle of San Jacinto.
4. William “Bigfoot” Wallace. The 19-year-old Wallace (whose more-than-six-feet, 240-pound stature earned him the nickname “Bigfoot”) was at home in Lexington, Kentucky, in 1836 when he learned that his brother had been killed by the Mexican army in the massacre at Goliad.
5. John B. Armstrong. Yet another Tennessee native, Armstrong clashed with Reconstruction-era authorities at home and ended up moving to Texas in 1872 at the age of 22.
6. John B. Jones. In 1874, Jones—a distinguished veteran of Texas forces in the Civil War—was chosen to head the Frontier Battalion, a newly created organization composed of six large Ranger companies and tasked with protecting the Texas frontier.
7. Captain Bill McDonald. If Bass’ death marked the passing of the traditional Texas frontier villain, Jones’ death marked a transition for the Texas Rangers, who were forced to modernize in order to confront the changing world around them.
8. Frank Hamer. After Frank Hamer helped capture a horse thief on the ranch where he worked, the local sheriff recommended him to the Texas Rangers. Hamer joined the Rangers in 1906, and became part of a company that patrolled the South Texas border.

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Hays only lived in Texas for thirteen years, later moving on to San Francisco and the Southwest. But “Captain Jack” became one of the first in a long line of the legendary lawmen, Texas Ranger Captains who brought fame to the ‘men who wear the star.’. To learn more about the Texas Ranger read The Texas Rangers: Legendary Lawmen. Order a

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Here are three famous Texas Rangers that deserve our attention. 1. Captain John Coffee Hays. Photo: Facebook/TEXAS RISING: Rise of the Texas Rangers; Cowboys, & the Old West. Coming to San Antonio in 1837, John Coffee Hays became one of the more famed Texas Rangers from their earlier days. Within three years of his arrival, he was named a

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Hardcover Edition shown at left. ISBN-10: 0802780962. ISBN-13: 978-0802780966. It was a hard and rugged life on the Texas Frontier of the 1820s. Bandits robbed and pillaged at will. Native tribes raided ranches and farms with impunity. Texas was then a colony of Mexico and the Mexican government was powerless to help these citizens.

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1. The Texas Rangers, the oldest law enforcement agency in North America with statewide jurisdiction originated when impresario Stephen F. Austin authorized the deployment of ten men to defend his fledgling colony. The Agency will turn 175 years old in 1998, so now seems as good a time as any to browse through some stirring quotes, factoids, developments, and controversies including a lingering debate as to the official position of one of the most famous Rangers of all time, Leander H. McNelly. To explore how the Ranger tradition was born and how it has evolved over the years, follow these signposts on the history trail.

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Today’s Texas Rangers are a respected law enforcement unit that leads criminal investigations in major crimes, unsolved crimes, serial crimes, public corruption, officer-involved shootings, and border security. The Texas Rangers are a division within the Texas Department of Public Safety.

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1. Formed: October 17, 1835; 186 years ago. …
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4. Agency executive: Chance Collins, Chief

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In 1957 Texas Rangers and Troopers were sent to intervene in a violent steel mill strike in East Texas. Assaults, ambushes, murder, exchanges of gunfire, and a bombing were common between union and non-union elements. In 1966 the Texas Rangers were sent to Starr County in …

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Rangers) CREATION OF THE US STATE OF TEXAS TEXAS RANGERS (1849 - 1861): various names – Minute Men, Mounted Volunteers, Texas Mounted Rangers, etc. Note: Shift to Adjutant Generals commanding the Texas Rangers Adjutant Generals John D. Pitts, March 4, 1848. James S. Gillett, November 24, 1851. Discharged by Gov. E. M. Pease, February 4, 1856, the

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10. Pat Garrett. Patrick Floyd Jarvis “Pat” Garrett was an American Old West lawman, bartender and customs agent. In 1880s, Garrett became the Lincoln County Sheriff and secured his reputation when he gunned down one of the most popular bad guys in the Old West, William H. Bonney aka Billy the Kid. According to legend, Garrett and Bonney

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He is the author of numerous books, including Fearless Dave Allison: Border Lawman, Winchester Warriors: Texas Rangers of Company D, 1874—1901 and Lawmen, Outlaws and SOBs. His latest book is Rawhide Ranger, Ira Aten. Alexander is currently working on a book about Texas Ranger deaths on the Mexican border. He lives on a ranch near …

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39. 1 of 39 Click through the slideshow to view 14 famous Texas Rangers. File Show More Show Less. 2 of 39 Samuel H. Walker (1815-1847) Samuel Hamilton Walker was born in Maryland in 1815 and came

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He came to San Antonio in 1837 and within three years held the rank of Ranger Captain. Who was the most famous Texas Ranger of all time? His most famous exploit as a ranger was undoubtedly his capture of John Wesley Hardin, an outlaw responsible for the death of between 20-40 men, in the spring of 1877, according to the History Channel .

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As they roamed the Texas frontier maintaining peace and order, the Rangers were present for many of the most famous moments in Texas’s exciting history—they defended the Alamo alongside Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie, spied on the Mexican army during the war for independence, and chased down outlaws in the booming oil towns of the Wild West. The …

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The history of the Texas Rangers spans nearly 200 years. Thousands of Rangers patrolled the frontier, fought in military battles, and arrested cattle rustlers. Their story contains heroic acts of bravery, but also moments that challenge our idea of the Rangers as noble lawmen. They protected settlers and enforced laws, but also sometimes executed thieves without a trial, …

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Who is the most famous texas ranger of all time?

It was during this time that John “Jack” Coffee Hays became the most famous Texas Ranger of the era. Fighting in some of the period’s most significant battles between Texans and American Indians, Hays quickly proved himself to be a strong leader, smart decision-maker, and fearless and brutal fighter.

What are some of the best texas ranger quotes?

He may not win the laurel Nor trumpet tongue of fame; But beauty smiles upon him, And ranchmen bless his name. Then here’s to the Texas Ranger, Past, present and to come! Our safety from the savage, The guardian of our home.

What is an example of a texas ranger?

The Lone Ranger, perhaps the best-known example of a Texas Ranger–derived fictional character, draws his alias from having once been a Texas Ranger. Other well-known examples include the several Texas Ranger roles portrayed by Chuck Norris .

Are the rangers noble lawmen?

Their story contains heroic acts of bravery, but also moments that challenge our idea of the Rangers as noble lawmen.

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