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Donation in Memory of
Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin III

On Friday, June 27, 2003, donors Bill and Janet Green (right) of Conroe, Texas, presented the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum with a customized Colt Government Model .45 caliber pisto lin honor of their son Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin III (right).

Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin III
Family presenting gun to Museum Staff On Friday, June 27, 2003, donors Bill and Janet Green (right) of Conroe, Texas, presented the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum with a customized Colt Government Model .45 caliber pistolin honor of their son Deputy Constable Micheal Ray Eakin III (right). Officer Eakin was killed during a routine traffic stop in Harris County, Texas on the morning of September 29, 1998.
Colt The customized pistol, accepted by Collections Manager Tracie Evans (left) and TRHFM Director (center) Byron Johnson was carried by Texas Ranger Sgt. Andrew Carter, who apprehended multiple-murderer Rafael Resendez-Ramirez. It was presented at a Texas Justice of the Peace and Constable’s dinner held at the museum. It was purchased at a POINT (Police Officers In Need of Transplants) auction in 2000.

Photo of gun handleThe semi-automatic Colt was created for the benefit and includes hand-cut checkering on the slide and frame, Texas Ranger Badge inlays on the pearlite grips, and nickel plating and polishing, Much of the modification work was done by Mueschke Manufacturing of Houston, Texas.

The weapon itself and carried by Texas Ranger Andrew Carter in the performance of his official duties during the months prior to the auction in 2000.

The Colt will be go on display in the next few weeks in the New Acquisitions cases located in the Garrison Gallery of the Museum.

The Official Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum in Waco, Texas
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