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The tally of Texas lawmen killed during the state's first sixty-five years of organized law enforcement is truly staggering. From Texas Rangers the likes of Silas Mercer Parker Jr., gunned down at Parker's Fort in 1836, to Denton County sheriff 's deputy Floyd Coberly, murdered by an inmate in 1897 after ten days on the job, this collection accounts for all of those unsung heroes. Not merely an attempt to retell a dozen popular peace officer legends, Texas Lawmen, 1835–1899 represents thousands of hours of research conducted over more than a decade. Ron DeLord and Cliff Caldwell have carefully assembled a unique and engaging chronicle of Texas history.

Cliff Caldwell has continually cultivated his interest in western history since boyhood. After a stint in United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War, and a successful thirty-five-year career working for several Fortune 500 corporations, Cliff is now retired and free to pursue his interests as a historian and writer on a full-time basis. Cliff holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business and is the author of several book and published works, including Dead Right, The Lincoln County War, Guns of the Lincoln County War, A Day's Ride From Here and his most recent Cliff and his wife, Ellen, live in the Hill Country of Texas, near Mountain Home. Ron DeLord was a patrol officer for the Beaumont, Texas Police Department from 1969 to 1972. He served as a patrol officer and detective for the Mesquite, Texas Police Department from 1972 to 1977. In 1977, DeLord was one of the founders of the Combined Law Enforcement Associations of Texas (CLEAT) and was elected its first president. Ron has a Bachelor of Science degree in government from Lamar University (1971), a Master of Arts degree in police science and administration from Sam Houston State University (1982) and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from South Texas College of Law (1986). He has been a licensed Texas attorney since 1987. Ron is the author and coauthor of several book and published works, including Police Union Power, Politics and Confrontation in the 21st Century: New Challenges, New Issues (2nd edition); Navigating Dangerous Waters: The Real World of Police Labor Management Relations; Working Together: A Police Labor-Management Practitioner's Guide to Implementing Change, Making Reforms and Handling Crisis; Police Association Power, Politics and Confrontation: A Guide for the Successful Police Labor Leader; and The Ultimate Sacrifice: The Trials and Triumphs of the Texas Peace Officer. Ron and his wife, Brenda, live in Georgetown, Texas.

ISBN: 9781609492168
FORMAT: Paperback
PUBLISHER: The History Press
STATE: Texas
PAGES: 448
DIMENSIONS: 6 (w) x 9 (h)