Bicentennial Badge Collection
Gift of the set of 13 badges representing the current ranks Texas Rangers service. As we approach the Bicentennial in 2023, this is an important and iconic reminder of their dedication to the people of Texas. Each badge clearly shows the painstaking care and hundreds of hours of master craftsmanship that Kevin Johnson had invested in this legacy for future generations.
We appreciate the generosity of the late J. Fred Bucy III and his family in supplying the gold coins used in the set. Like the Sam Houston painting restoration Bucy and family underwrote, the set is a permanent legacy for future generations.
We appreciate Ranger Chief Collins' authorization to have the set made for the Ranger's permanent collections at the museum.