Texas Ranger Oath
- When asked how many Texas Rangers should be sent to quell a
problem the traditional rule and motto of the service was "One Riot, One
This was not done out of a sense of frugality, but rather the statement
proclaimed that the Texas Ranger was so good and in control that it only took
one duly authorized Ranger to get the job done.
During the 1950s a number of TV programs featured Texas Ranger
TALES OF THE TEXAS RANGER/CBS/ABC/1955-59 starring Willard
Parker and Harry Lauter
TEXAS JOHN SLAUGHTER/ABC/1958-61 starring Tom Tyron
TRACKDOWN/CBS/ 1957-59 starring Robert Culp
LAREDO/NBC/1965-67 starring Neville Brand, Peter Brown, William
Smith, and Philip Carey
WALKER, TEXAS RANGER/CBS/1993-2001 starring Chuck Norris.
The following is a code developed for those TV viewers, especially the
kids watching, on how to be a better person.
The Texas Rangers "Deputy Ranger" Oath follows:
||Defend the Weak.
||Never Desert a Friend.
||Never Take Unfair Advantage.
Have Faith in God
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