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According to the official history of the Texas Rangers, “The Texas Rangers are the oldest law enforcement organization on the North American continent with statewide jurisdiction.  On August 10, 1935, when the Texas Legislature created the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Rangers and the Texas Highway Patrol became members of this agency, with statewide law enforcement jurisdiction. The true modern-day Ranger came into being on September 1, 1935.”

 

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Captain Daniel Webster Roberts of the Texas Rangers is the author of Rangers and Sovereignty. According to one reader, "In August, 1873 Dan W. Roberts and nine other men were on the trail of 27 Indians who had stolen cattle. They came upon the Indians who started firing from the cover of a gulley. Dan's brother George was shot through the face in the first volley. A man was detailed to take care of him. The remaining plainsmen attacked. I won't steal Dan Roberts' thunder by writing about what happened. Read the book. Dan would go on to become Captain Dan W. Roberts, Co. D,, Texas Rangers, serving from 1874 to 1882. He is my great uncle, as I learned through genealogical research lately.

There would be more fights with Indians, a riot to deal with in Mason, deployment to the border with Mexico (and frontier diplomacy), and on the trail of robbers and cattle thieves. This is a good book by a good man, a plainsman who rode hard, shot straight, told the truth, and served Texas."
 

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