The Legend Begins

The unofficial start to Frank Hamer’s career.

Legendary Texas Ranger Frank Hamer got his law enforcement career started in something of an unusual way. He was cowboying on a West Texas ranch in 1905. The local sheriff contacted him, saying a horse thief was headed in his direction. Hamer took the outlaw into custody without incident. The sheriff was impressed and recommended that Hamer be appointed a Texas Ranger—which happened a few months later. And a legend was born.

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