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Texas Constables:
A Frontier Heritage

by Allen G. Hatley

ISBN 0896725812 / 9780896725812 / 0-89672-581-2
Publisher Texas Tech University Press
Language English
Edition Softcover
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“Allen Hatley has written an outstanding history on a relatively new subject. Watch for this book. —Leon Metz, True West. “A well-written history of a little-known law enforcement officer that is recommended for the general reader as well as the historian interested in lawmen and outlaws. —Roundup Magazine. “Allen Hatley has produced a valuable book, one that should be on the shelf of anyone who loves the Old West. —Bob Bowman, East Texas Historical Association Journal. “A terrific, specialized history of . . . a branch of law enforcement quite distinct from the better known Texas Rangers, U.S. Marshals, and even the town marshals that dominate the legends and lore of Texas law enforcement. From the establishment of the Texas Republic, to its transformation to being the Lone Star State, down to the present day, Texas Constables offers a compendium of facts, personalities, and events that will prove deeply engaging for both the history and the western history buff. . . . Texas Constables is a welcome and valued addition to the annals of Western Frontier history in general, and the history of Texas law enforcement in particular. —Midwest Book Review.