Research Center: Organization of The Texas Ranger Force in 1911
Laws and Regulations Pertaining to the Organization of the Texas Rangers
Organization of The Texas Rangers in 1911
In 1911, the laws pertaining to Texas Rangers were revised to further strengthen the force.
The most noticeable change was the creation of a headquarters company and the appointment of a senior captain (a rank existing today). The four companies were reorganized not to exceed one captain, one sergeant and fifteen privates. The Governor could create more companies if the need arose.
Pay for Rangers was improved, longevity pay was added, but Rangers were still required to provide their own horses saddles and tack. Firearms were to be supplied by the State and deducted from their pay, although in practice most Rangers appear to have preferred their own weapons.
PROVIDING FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF THE STATE
RANGER FORCE FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE FRONTIER AND SUPPRESSION OF LAWLESSNESS
THROUGHOUT THE STATE.
Laws Founding and Organizing the Texas Rangers
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